USN-1727-1: Boost vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1727-1

18th February, 2013

boost1.49 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

Boost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.

Software description

  • boost1.49 - C++ representation of time duration, time point, and clocks

Details

It was discovered that the Boost.Locale library incorrectly validated some
invalid UTF-8 sequences. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass input validation in certain applications.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.10:
libboost-locale1.49.0 1.49.0-3.1ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2013-0252