Debian: DSA-3682-1: c-ares security update

    Date30 Sep 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Gzob Qq discovered that the query-building functions in c-ares, an asynchronous DNS request library would not correctly process crafted query names, resulting in a heap buffer overflow and potentially leading to arbitrary code execution.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3682-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                           Florian Weimer
    September 30, 2016                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : c-ares
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-5180
    Debian Bug     : 839151
    
    Gzob Qq discovered that the query-building functions in c-ares, an
    asynchronous DNS request library would not correctly process crafted
    query names, resulting in a heap buffer overflow and potentially
    leading to arbitrary code execution.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.10.0-2+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.12.0-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your c-ares 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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