Ubuntu 2604-1: Libtasn1 vulnerability

    Date 11 May 2015
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Libtasn1 could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2604-1
    May 11, 2015
    libtasn1-3, libtasn1-6 vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Libtasn1 could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially
    crafted data.
    Software Description:
    - libtasn1-6: Library to manage ASN.1 structures
    - libtasn1-3: Library to manage ASN.1 structures
    Hanno Böck discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 data.
    A remote attacker could possibly exploit this with specially crafted ASN.1
    data and cause applications using Libtasn1 to crash, resulting in a denial
    of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      libtasn1-6                      4.2-2ubuntu1.1
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      libtasn1-6                      4.0-2ubuntu0.2
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libtasn1-6                      3.4-3ubuntu0.3
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libtasn1-3                      2.10-1ubuntu1.4
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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