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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59745


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- 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.


Update the affected boost package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59745

File Name: fedora_2012-9818.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/28

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:boost, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2677

FEDORA: 2012-9818