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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200802-08
(Boost: Denial of Service)
Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry from the Google Security Team reported a
failed assertion in file regex/v4/perl_matcher_non_recursive.hpp
(CVE-2008-0171) and a NULL pointer dereference in function
get_repeat_type() file basic_regex_creator.hpp (CVE-2008-0172) when
processing regular expressions.
A remote attacker could provide specially crafted regular expressions
to an application using Boost, resulting in a crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Boost users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/boost-1.34.1-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false