Ubuntu: 1727-1: Boost vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Boost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1727-1
February 18, 2013

boost1.49 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.10


Boost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.

Software Description:
- boost1.49: C++ representation of time duration, time point, and clocks


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 versions:

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

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


Package Information: