Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : nss vulnerability (USN-2343-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77601
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered that NSS contained a race condition when performing certificate validation. An attacker could use this issue to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libnss3 and / or libnss3-1d packages.