Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : nss vulnerability (USN-1540-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

USN-1540-1 fixed vulnerabilities in NSS. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Kaspar Brand discovered a vulnerability in how the Network Security
Services (NSS) ASN.1 decoder handles zero length items. If the user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted certificate, an attacker
could possibly exploit this to cause a denial of service via
application crash.

Solution :

Update the affected libnss3 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61619 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53798

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0441