Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : nss vulnerability (USN-2159-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73316
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled wildcard certificates when used with internationalized domain names. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to spoof SSL servers.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libnss3 and / or libnss3-1d packages.