Debian: DSA-2571-1: libproxy security update

    Date04 Nov 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that libproxy, a library for automatic proxy configuration management, applied insufficient validation to the Content-Length header sent by a server providing a proxy.pac file. Such remote server could trigger an integer overflow
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2571-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
    November 04, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libproxy
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-4505
    
    The Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that libproxy, a library
    for automatic proxy configuration management, applied insufficient
    validation to the Content-Length header sent by a server providing a
    proxy.pac file. Such remote server could trigger an integer overflow
    and consequently overflow an in-memory buffer.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.3.1-2+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.3.1-5.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libproxy packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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