Fedora 17 : boost-1.48.0-13.fc17 (2012-9818)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

- This update fixes a bug in Boost.Pool, which could under
certain circumstances overflow allocated chunk size.
This could have security implications for applications
that use Boost pool without sanitizing pool parameters.

- Boost.Locale library now contains backend code, which
was left out before by mistake.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=828857
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=832265
http://www.nessus.org/u?0430cc84

Solution :

Update the affected boost package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59745 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2677

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