Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3270-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 3270-1 - Karthik 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. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.