Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : nspr vulnerability (USN-2265-1)

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 :

Abhishek Arya discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled certain console
functions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSPR to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce
the vulnerability to a denial of service.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76354 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67975

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1545