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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30018 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0171