USN-3029-1: NSS vulnerability
11 July 2016
NSS could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted network traffic.
- nss - Network Security Service library
Tyson Smith and Jed Davis discovered that NSS incorrectly handled memory. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
This update refreshes the NSS package to version 3.23 which includes
the latest CA certificate bundle. As a security improvement, this update
also modifies NSS behaviour to reject DH key sizes below 1024 bits,
preventing a possible downgrade attack.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart any applications
that use NSS, such as Evolution and Chromium, to make all the necessary
- USN-2993-1: firefox