Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : nspr vulnerability (USN-2087-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled certain malformed
X.509 certificates. A remote attacker could use a crafted X.509
certificate to cause NSPR to crash, leading to a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libnspr4 and / or libnspr4-0d packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72115 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63802

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5607