Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : nspr vulnerability (USN-2265-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76354


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Abhishek 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.


Update the affected libnspr4 and / or libnspr4-0d packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76354

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2265-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnspr4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnspr4-0d, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1545

BID: 67975

OSVDB: 107912

USN: 2265-1