Debian: DSA-3577-1: jansson security update

    Date14 May 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Gustavo Grieco discovered that jansson, a C library for encoding, decoding and manipulating JSON data, did not limit the recursion depth when parsing JSON arrays and objects. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via stack exhaustion, using crafted
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3577-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Alessandro Ghedini
    May 14, 2016                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : jansson
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-4425
    Debian Bug     : 823238
    
    Gustavo Grieco discovered that jansson, a C library for encoding,
    decoding and manipulating JSON data, did not limit the recursion depth
    when parsing JSON arrays and objects. This could allow remote attackers
    to cause a denial of service (crash) via stack exhaustion, using crafted
    JSON data.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your jansson 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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