Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : nss vulnerabilities (USN-3270-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 99724
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionKarthik Bhargavan and Gaetan Leurent discovered that the DES and Triple DES ciphers were vulnerable to birthday attacks. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to obtain clear text data from long encrypted sessions. This update causes NSS to limit use of the same symmetric key. (CVE-2016-2183)
It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled Base64 decoding. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
This update refreshes the NSS package to version 3.28.4 which includes the latest CA certificate bundle.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libnss3 package.