USN-3850-1: NSS vulnerabilities

09 January 2019

Several security issues were fixed in NSS.

Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

Keegan Ryan discovered that NSS incorrectly handled ECDSA key generation.
A local attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cache-timing
attack and recover private ECDSA keys. (CVE-2018-0495)

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain v2-compatible
ClientHello messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
perform a replay attack. (CVE-2018-12384)

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain padding oracles. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a variant of the
Bleichenbacher attack. (CVE-2018-12404)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use NSS, such as Evolution, to make all the necessary changes.

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