Ubuntu Security Notice USN-570-1
16th January, 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 7.04
- Ubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy discovered that the boost library
did not properly perform input validation on regular expressions.
An attacker could send a specially crafted regular expression to
an application linked against boost and cause a denial of service
via application crash.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 7.10:
- libboost-regex1.34.1 1.34.1-2ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 7.04:
- libboost-regex1.33.1 1.33.1-9ubuntu3.1
- Ubuntu 6.10:
- libboost-regex1.33.1 1.33.1-7ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- libboost-regex1.33.1 1.33.1-2ubuntu0.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the