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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2820-1 (nspr - integer overflow)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that NSPR, Netscape Portable Runtime library, could crash an application using the library when parsing a certificate that causes an integer overflow. This flaw only affects 64-bit systems.

Affected Software

Affected Software

nspr on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4.8.6-1+squeeze1. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:4.9.2-1+deb7u1. For the testing distribution (jessie), and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:4.10.2-1. We recommend that you upgrade your nspr packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)