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USN-5506-1: NSS vulnerabilities

7 July 2022

Several security issues were fixed in NSS.

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Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

Tavis Ormandy discovered that NSS incorrectly handled an empty pkcs7
sequence. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NSS to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 21.10. (CVE-2022-22747)

Ronald Crane discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSS to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2022-34480)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

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