GLSA-201703-05 : GNU Libtasn1: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99012
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201703-05 (GNU Libtasn1: Denial of Service)
Libtasn1 does not correctly handle certain malformed DER certificates.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted certificate using Libtasn1, resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Libtasn1 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libtasn1-4.8'