Debian: DSA-3102-1: libyaml security update

    Date13 Dec 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the way wrapped strings are parsed in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and emitter library. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input into an application using libyaml could cause the application to crash.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3102-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    December 13, 2014                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libyaml
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-9130
    Debian Bug     : 771366
    
    Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the
    way wrapped strings are parsed in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and
    emitter library. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input
    into an application using libyaml could cause the application to crash.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.1.4-2+deb7u5.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.1.6-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.1.6-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libyaml packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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