Scientific Linux Security Update : boost on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the ordered_malloc() routine in Boost
sanitized the 'next_size' and 'max_size' parameters when allocating
memory. If an application used the Boost C++ libraries for memory
allocation, and performed memory allocation based on user-supplied
input, an attacker could use this flaw to crash the application or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2012-2677)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65653 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2677