Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : boost (MDVSA-2013:065)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66079
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated boost packages fix security vulnerability :
A security flaw was found in the way ordered_malloc() routine implementation in Boost, the free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries, performed 'next-size' and 'max_size' parameters sanitization, when allocating memory. If an application, using the Boost C++ source libraries for memory allocation, was missing application-level checks for safety of 'next_size' and 'max_size' values, a remote attacker could provide a specially crafted application-specific file (requiring runtime memory allocation it to be processed correctly) that, when opened would lead to that application crash, or, potentially arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2012-2677).
Boost.Locale library in Boost 1.48 to 1.52 including has a security flaw (CVE-2013-0252): boost::locale::utf::utf_traits accepted some invalid UTF-8 sequences. Applications that used these functions for UTF-8 input validation could expose themselves to security threats as invalid UTF-8 sequece would be considered as valid.
The package has been patched to fix above security flaw.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.