Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : nss vulnerabilities (USN-2791-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86760
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTyson Smith and David Keeler discovered that NSS incorrectly handled decoding certain ASN.1 data. An remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSS 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 libnss3 package.