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USN-4397-1: NSS vulnerabilities

16 June 2020

Several security issues were fixed in NSS.

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Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled the TLS State Machine. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NSS to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-17023)

Cesar Pereida Garcia discovered that NSS incorrectly handled DSA key
generation. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a
timing attack and recover DSA keys. (CVE-2020-12399)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

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