USN-4397-2: NSS vulnerability

17 June 2020

NSS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • nss - Network Security Service library


USN-4397-1 fixed a vulnerability in NSS. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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