USN-3898-2: NSS vulnerability

27 February 2019

NSS could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • nss - Network Security Service library


USN-3898-1 fixed a vulnerability in NSS. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Hanno Böck and Damian Poddebniak discovered that NSS incorrectly handled
certain CMS functions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3898-1: libnss3-1d, nss, libnss3-nssdb, libnss3-dev, libnss3, libnss3-tools