Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : boost vulnerabilities (USN-570-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 30018
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionWill Drewry and Tavis Ormandy discovered that the boost library did not properly perform input validation on regular expressions. An attacker could send a specially crafted regular expression to an application linked against boost and cause a denial of service via application crash.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.