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    Debian: DSA-3653-1: flex security update

    Date 25 Aug 2016
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Alexander Sulfrian discovered a buffer overflow in the yy_get_next_buffer() function generated by Flex, which may result in denial of service and potentially the execution of code if operating on data from untrusted sources.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3653-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    August 25, 2016                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : flex
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6354
    Debian Bug     : 832768
    
    Alexander Sulfrian discovered a buffer overflow in the
    yy_get_next_buffer() function generated by Flex, which may result in
    denial of service and potentially the execution of code if operating on
    data from untrusted sources.
    
    Affected applications need to be rebuild. bogofilter will be rebuild
    against the updated flex in a followup update. Further affected
    applications should be reported at the bug referenced above.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.5.39-8+deb8u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 2.6.1-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.1-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your flex 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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