Ubuntu

ERROR:nss_util.cc(397)] Error initializing NSS without a persistent database: libsoftokn3.so: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied

Reported by Nick Colgan on 2011-10-25
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Chromium Browser
Unknown
Unknown
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Medium
Micah Gersten
Oneiric
Medium
Micah Gersten
Precise
Medium
Micah Gersten

Bug Description

The following error is given when opening chromium-browser from the terminal: [79:79:16194410127:ERROR:nss_util.cc(397)] Error initializing NSS without a persistent database: libsoftokn3.so: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied.

This seems to be specific to Ubuntu 11.10.
Chromium version: 14.0.835.202~r103287-0ubuntu1

Upstream bug report: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=91962

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. I believe this is fixed in the latest Chromium stable release which I will be pushing out soon. Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Micah Gersten (micahg)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Micah Gersten (micahg)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package chromium-browser - 15.0.874.102~r106587-0ubuntu1

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chromium-browser (15.0.874.102~r106587-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release from the Stable Channel (LP: #881786)
    - fix LP: #881607 - Error initializing NSS without a persistent database
    This release fixes the following security issues:
    - [86758] High CVE-2011-2845: URL bar spoof in history handling. Credit to
      Jordi Chancel.
    - [88949] Medium CVE-2011-3875: URL bar spoof with drag+drop of URLs. Credit
      to Jordi Chancel.
    - [90217] Low CVE-2011-3876: Avoid stripping whitespace at the end of
      download filenames. Credit to Marc Novak.
    - [91218] Low CVE-2011-3877: XSS in appcache internals page. Credit to
      Google Chrome Security Team (Tom Sepez) plus independent discovery by
      Juho Nurminen.
    - [94487] Medium CVE-2011-3878: Race condition in worker process
      initialization. Credit to miaubiz.
    - [95374] Low CVE-2011-3879: Avoid redirect to chrome scheme URIs. Credit to
      Masato Kinugawa.
    - [95992] Low CVE-2011-3880: Don’t permit as a HTTP header delimiter. Credit
      to Vladimir Vorontsov, ONsec company.
    - [96047] [96885] [98053] [99512] [99750] High CVE-2011-3881: Cross-origin
      policy violations. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
    - [96292] High CVE-2011-3882: Use-after-free in media buffer handling.
      Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
    - [96902] High CVE-2011-3883: Use-after-free in counter handling. Credit to
      miaubiz.
    - [97148] High CVE-2011-3884: Timing issues in DOM traversal. Credit to
      Brian Ryner of the Chromium development community.
    - [97599] [98064] [98556] [99294] [99880] [100059] High CVE-2011-3885: Stale
      style bugs leading to use-after-free. Credit to miaubiz.
    - [98773] [99167] High CVE-2011-3886: Out of bounds writes in v8. Credit to
      Christian Holler.
    - [98407] Medium CVE-2011-3887: Cookie theft with javascript URIs. Credit to
      Sergey Glazunov.
    - [99138] High CVE-2011-3888: Use-after-free with plug-in and editing.
      Credit to miaubiz.
    - [99211] High CVE-2011-3889: Heap overflow in Web Audio. Credit to miaubiz.
    - [99553] High CVE-2011-3890: Use-after-free in video source handling.
      Credit to Ami Fischman of the Chromium development community.
    - [100332] High CVE-2011-3891: Exposure of internal v8 functions. Credit to
      Steven Keuchel of the Chromium development community plus independent
      discovery by Daniel Divricean.

  [ Micah Gersten <email address hidden> ]
  * Switch to xz debs; Add Pre-Depends on dpkg >= 1.15.6 which is needed
    until after Precise
    - update debian/rules
    - update debian/control

  [ Chris Coulson <email address hidden> ]
  * Refresh patches
    - update debian/patches/dlopen_sonamed_gl.patch
    - update debian/patches/webkit_rev_parser.patch
  * Dropped patches, fixed upstream
    - remove debian/patches/cups_1.5_build_fix.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * Don't depend on cdbs being installed to create a tarball
    - update debian/rules
    - update debian/cdbs/tarball.mk

  [ Fabien Tassin ]
  * ...

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Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Miklos Juhasz (mjuhasz) wrote :

I have enabled the proposed repository and the error message is gone. I saw the error message with the previous version but there's no printout on the commandline with the new one.

This bug is resolved by the version in proposed.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

The update seems to be working fine for me as well and been using this for a good while, Marking it as verification-done, thanks all.

tags: added: verification-done
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package chromium-browser - 15.0.874.106~r107270-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

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chromium-browser (15.0.874.106~r107270-0ubuntu0.11.10.1) oneiric-security; urgency=low

  * New upstream release from the Stable Channel (LP: #881786)
    - fix LP: #881607 - Error initializing NSS without a persistent database
    This release fixes the following security issues:
    - [86758] High CVE-2011-2845: URL bar spoof in history handling. Credit to
      Jordi Chancel.
    - [88949] Medium CVE-2011-3875: URL bar spoof with drag+drop of URLs. Credit
      to Jordi Chancel.
    - [90217] Low CVE-2011-3876: Avoid stripping whitespace at the end of
      download filenames. Credit to Marc Novak.
    - [91218] Low CVE-2011-3877: XSS in appcache internals page. Credit to
      Google Chrome Security Team (Tom Sepez) plus independent discovery by
      Juho Nurminen.
    - [94487] Medium CVE-2011-3878: Race condition in worker process
      initialization. Credit to miaubiz.
    - [95374] Low CVE-2011-3879: Avoid redirect to chrome scheme URIs. Credit to
      Masato Kinugawa.
    - [95992] Low CVE-2011-3880: Don’t permit as a HTTP header delimiter. Credit
      to Vladimir Vorontsov, ONsec company.
    - [96047] [96885] [98053] [99512] [99750] High CVE-2011-3881: Cross-origin
      policy violations. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
    - [96292] High CVE-2011-3882: Use-after-free in media buffer handling.
      Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
    - [96902] High CVE-2011-3883: Use-after-free in counter handling. Credit to
      miaubiz.
    - [97148] High CVE-2011-3884: Timing issues in DOM traversal. Credit to
      Brian Ryner of the Chromium development community.
    - [97599] [98064] [98556] [99294] [99880] [100059] High CVE-2011-3885: Stale
      style bugs leading to use-after-free. Credit to miaubiz.
    - [98773] [99167] High CVE-2011-3886: Out of bounds writes in v8. Credit to
      Christian Holler.
    - [98407] Medium CVE-2011-3887: Cookie theft with javascript URIs. Credit to
      Sergey Glazunov.
    - [99138] High CVE-2011-3888: Use-after-free with plug-in and editing.
      Credit to miaubiz.
    - [99211] High CVE-2011-3889: Heap overflow in Web Audio. Credit to miaubiz.
    - [99553] High CVE-2011-3890: Use-after-free in video source handling.
      Credit to Ami Fischman of the Chromium development community.
    - [100332] High CVE-2011-3891: Exposure of internal v8 functions. Credit to
      Steven Keuchel of the Chromium development community plus independent
      discovery by Daniel Divricean.

  [ Chris Coulson <email address hidden> ]
  * Refresh patches
    - update debian/patches/dlopen_sonamed_gl.patch
    - update debian/patches/webkit_rev_parser.patch
  * Dropped patches, fixed upstream
    - remove debian/patches/cups_1.5_build_fix.patch
    - update debian/patches/series

  [ Fabien Tassin ]
  * Disable NaCl until we figure out what to do with the private toolchain
    - update debian/rules
  * Do not install the pseudo_locales files in the debs
    - update debian/rules
  * Add python-simplejson to Build-depends. This is needed by NaCl even with
    NaCl disabled, so this is a te...

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Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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