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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72115 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63802

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5607