Debian: DSA-3568-1: libtasn1-6 security update

    Date05 May 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Pascal Cuoq and Miod Vallat discovered that Libtasn1, a library to manage ASN.1 structures, does not correctly handle certain malformed DER certificates. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using the Libtasn1 library to hang, resulting in a denial
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3568-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 05, 2016                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libtasn1-6
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-4008
    
    Pascal Cuoq and Miod Vallat discovered that Libtasn1, a library to
    manage ASN.1 structures, does not correctly handle certain malformed DER
    certificates. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause
    an application using the Libtasn1 library to hang, resulting in a denial
    of service.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.2-3+deb8u2.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 4.8-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.8-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-6 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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