USN-2265-1: NSPR vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2265-1
2nd July, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
NSPR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.
- nspr - NetScape Portable Runtime Library
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libnspr4 2:4.10.2-1ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 13.10:
- libnspr4 2:4.9.5-1ubuntu1.2
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libnspr4 4.9.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- libnspr4-0d 4.9.5-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.