boost security update

ID CESA-2013:0668
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2013-03-21T22:37:55


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2013:0668

The boost packages provide free, peer-reviewed, portable C++ source libraries with emphasis on libraries which work well with the C++ Standard Library.

A flaw was found in the way the ordered_malloc() routine in Boost sanitized the 'next_size' and 'max_size' parameters when allocating memory. If an application used the Boost C++ libraries for memory allocation, and performed memory allocation based on user-supplied input, an attacker could use this flaw to crash the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2677)

All users of boost are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to fix this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: boost boost-date-time boost-devel boost-doc boost-filesystem boost-graph boost-graph-mpich2 boost-graph-openmpi boost-iostreams boost-math boost-mpich2 boost-mpich2-devel boost-mpich2-python boost-openmpi boost-openmpi-devel boost-openmpi-python boost-program-options boost-python boost-regex boost-serialization boost-signals boost-static boost-system boost-test boost-thread boost-wave

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