Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : nspr vulnerability (USN-2265-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76354
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAbhishek 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libnspr4 and / or libnspr4-0d packages.