Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : nspr vulnerability (USN-2790-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86759
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionRyan Sleevi discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled memory allocation. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSPR to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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 package.