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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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