Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : boost vulnerabilities (USN-570-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy discovered that the boost library did
not properly perform input validation on regular expressions. An
attacker could send a specially crafted regular expression to an
application linked against boost and cause a denial of service via
application crash.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30018 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0171
CVE-2008-0172

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