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Debian: DSA-3578-1: libidn security update

Date 14 May 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that libidn, the GNU library for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), did not correctly handle invalid UTF-8 input, causing an out-of-bounds read. This could allow attackers to disclose sensitive information from an application using the libidn library.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3578-1                   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        : libidn
CVE ID         : CVE-2015-2059

It was discovered that libidn, the GNU library for Internationalized
Domain Names (IDNs), did not correctly handle invalid UTF-8 input,
causing an out-of-bounds read. This could allow attackers to disclose
sensitive information from an application using the libidn library.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.29-1+deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
in version 1.31-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.31-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libidn 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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