USN-3372-1: NSS vulnerability

31 July 2017

Several security issues were fixed in NSS.

Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain empty SSLv2
messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NSS to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-7502)

Karthik Bhargavan and Gaetan Leurent discovered that the DES and Triple DES
ciphers were vulnerable to birthday attacks. A remote attacker could
possibly use this flaw to obtain clear text data from long encrypted
sessions. This update causes NSS to limit use of the same symmetric key.
(CVE-2016-2183)

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled Base64 decoding. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5461)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

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
changes.

Related notices

  • USN-3260-1: firefox-locale-af, firefox-locale-fy, firefox-locale-sw, firefox-locale-fa, firefox-locale-sv, firefox-locale-mai, firefox-locale-da, firefox-locale-it, firefox-locale-el, firefox-locale-ko, firefox-testsuite, firefox-locale-nb, firefox-locale-kab, firefox-locale-az, firefox-locale-gn, firefox-locale-ru, firefox-locale-sl, firefox-locale-uk, firefox-locale-et, firefox-locale-eu, firefox-locale-lt, firefox-locale-te, firefox-locale-mn, firefox-locale-tr, firefox-locale-br, firefox-locale-ku, firefox-globalmenu, firefox-locale-sq, firefox-dev, firefox-locale-hr, firefox-locale-pt, firefox-locale-ro, firefox-locale-zh-hans, firefox-locale-de, firefox-locale-es, firefox-locale-xh, firefox-locale-csb, firefox-locale-th, firefox-locale-zh-hant, firefox-locale-hi, firefox-locale-ur, firefox-locale-ar, firefox-locale-ca, firefox-locale-an, firefox-locale-sr, firefox-locale-mk, firefox-locale-ml, firefox-locale-as, firefox, firefox-locale-gl, firefox-locale-si, firefox-locale-bg, firefox-locale-nl, firefox-locale-or, firefox-locale-is, firefox-locale-uz, firefox-locale-vi, firefox-locale-oc, firefox-locale-gu, firefox-locale-km, firefox-locale-nso, firefox-locale-id, firefox-locale-ka, firefox-locale-lg, firefox-locale-ta, firefox-locale-mr, firefox-locale-cs, firefox-locale-ast, firefox-locale-hu, firefox-locale-en, firefox-locale-fi, firefox-locale-lv, firefox-locale-ms, firefox-locale-pa, firefox-locale-fr, firefox-locale-zu, firefox-locale-gd, firefox-locale-he, firefox-locale-ja, firefox-locale-be, firefox-locale-pl, firefox-locale-hsb, firefox-locale-bs, firefox-locale-cy, firefox-locale-eo, firefox-locale-hy, firefox-mozsymbols, firefox-locale-nn, firefox-locale-sk, firefox-locale-bn, firefox-locale-kk, firefox-locale-kn, firefox-locale-ga, firefox-locale-cak
  • USN-3198-1: openjdk-6-jre-zero, openjdk-6-jre-headless, openjdk-6-jdk, icedtea-6-jre-cacao, icedtea-6-jre-jamvm, openjdk-6-jre-lib, openjdk-6, openjdk-6-jre
  • USN-3179-1: openjdk-8-demo, openjdk-8-jdk-headless, openjdk-8-jre, openjdk-8-source, openjdk-8-jre-zero, openjdk-8-doc, openjdk-8-jre-jamvm, openjdk-8, openjdk-8-jre-headless, openjdk-8-jdk
  • USN-3194-1: openjdk-7-jdk, openjdk-7-doc, openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7, icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, openjdk-7-jre-headless, openjdk-7-jre-zero, openjdk-7-jre-lib, openjdk-7-demo, openjdk-7-source
  • USN-3336-1: libnss3-1d, libnss3-nssdb, nss, libnss3-tools, libnss3, libnss3-dev
  • USN-3270-1: libnss3-1d, libnss3-nssdb, nss, libnss3-tools, libnss3, libnss3-dev
  • USN-3087-1: libssl1.0.0-udeb, libcrypto1.0.0-udeb, libssl-dev, libssl1.0.0, openssl, libssl-doc
  • USN-3278-1: thunderbird-locale-mk, thunderbird-locale-ga, thunderbird-locale-el, thunderbird-locale-lt, thunderbird-locale-ru, thunderbird-locale-sv-se, thunderbird-locale-ja, thunderbird-locale-zh-cn, thunderbird-locale-hsb, thunderbird-locale-dsb, thunderbird-locale-eu, thunderbird-locale-de, thunderbird-locale-be, thunderbird-locale-sv, thunderbird-locale-kab, thunderbird-locale-ast, thunderbird-locale-pt, thunderbird-locale-pt-pt, thunderbird-locale-ta, thunderbird-locale-ko, thunderbird-locale-zh-hans, thunderbird-locale-vi, thunderbird-gnome-support, thunderbird-locale-es-es, thunderbird-locale-ro, thunderbird-locale-sk, thunderbird-mozsymbols, thunderbird-locale-bn-bd, xul-ext-lightning, thunderbird-locale-fy, thunderbird-locale-ca, thunderbird-locale-es-ar, thunderbird-locale-br, thunderbird-locale-ka, thunderbird-locale-ta-lk, thunderbird-locale-gd, thunderbird-locale-fy-nl, thunderbird-locale-et, thunderbird-locale-pt-br, thunderbird-locale-fr, thunderbird-locale-hy, thunderbird-locale-nn, thunderbird-locale-en-us, thunderbird-locale-sq, thunderbird-locale-sr, thunderbird-locale-ga-ie, thunderbird-locale-nl, thunderbird-locale-pa-in, thunderbird-locale-es, thunderbird-locale-he, thunderbird-locale-rm, thunderbird-locale-pl, thunderbird-locale-en-gb, thunderbird-locale-pa, thunderbird-testsuite, thunderbird-locale-nb, thunderbird-locale-zh-tw, thunderbird-locale-is, thunderbird-locale-uk, thunderbird-locale-ar, thunderbird-locale-da, thunderbird-locale-hr, xul-ext-calendar-timezones, thunderbird-locale-hu, thunderbird-locale-bg, thunderbird-locale-fi, thunderbird, thunderbird-locale-it, thunderbird-locale-bn, thunderbird-dev, thunderbird-locale-cs, thunderbird-locale-tr, thunderbird-locale-af, thunderbird-locale-si, thunderbird-globalmenu, thunderbird-locale-en, thunderbird-locale-nb-no, thunderbird-locale-gl, thunderbird-locale-cy, xul-ext-gdata-provider, thunderbird-locale-sl, thunderbird-locale-id, thunderbird-locale-nn-no, thunderbird-locale-zh-hant