Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : nss vulnerability (USN-1540-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61619
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libnss3 package.