Scientific Linux Security Update : boost on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65653
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way the ordered_malloc() routine in Boost sanitized the 'next_size' and 'max_size' parameters when allocating memory. If an application used the Boost C++ libraries for memory allocation, and performed memory allocation based on user-supplied input, an attacker could use this flaw to crash the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2677)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.