Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : boost (MDVSA-2008:032)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37818
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTavis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.