Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : nss regression (USN-2903-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-2903-1 fixed a vulnerability in NSS. An incorrect package
versioning change in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS caused a regression when
building software against NSS. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hanno Bock discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain division
functions, possibly leading to cryptographic weaknesses.

This update also refreshes the NSS package to version 3.21
which includes the latest CA certificate bundle, and removes
the SPI CA.

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 libnss3-dev package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88928 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1938

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