[SECURITY] [DLA 495-1] libtasn1-3 security update

ID DEBIAN:DLA-495-1:F7912
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-05-30T20:05:23


Package : libtasn1-3 Version : 2.13-2+deb7u3 CVE ID : CVE-2016-4008

  • CVE-2016-4008: infinite loop while parsing DER certificates The _asn1_extract_der_octet function in lib/decoding.c in GNU Libtasn1 before 4.8, when used without the ASN1_DECODE_FLAG_STRICT_DER flag, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) via a crafted certificate.

For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-2+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-3 packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS