Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : boost (MDVSA-2008:032)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37818 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-032.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27325

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

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