GLSA-200802-08 : Boost: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Impact :

A remote attacker could provide specially crafted regular expressions
to an application using Boost, resulting in a crash.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200802-08.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31110 (gentoo_GLSA-200802-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27325

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