Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : nspr vulnerability (USN-2087-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72115
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libnspr4 and / or libnspr4-0d packages.