[USN-4060-2] NSS vulnerabilities
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Jul 16 17:00:57 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4060-2
July 16, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in NSS.
- nss: Network Security Service library
USN-4060-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in nss. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Henry Corrigan-Gibbs discovered that NSS incorrectly handled importing
certain curve25519 private keys. An attacker could use this issue to cause
NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain
sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11719)
Jonas Allmann discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain p256-ECDH
public keys. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause NSS to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-11729)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use NSS, such as Evolution, to make all the necessary changes.
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