[SECURITY] [DSA 3861-1] libtasn1-6 security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3861-1:84787
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2017-05-24T11:11:03


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3861-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Sebastien Delafond May 24, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : libtasn1-6 CVE ID : CVE-2017-6891 Debian Bug : 863186

Jakub Jirasek of Secunia Research discovered that libtasn1, a library used to handle Abstract Syntax Notation One structures, did not properly validate its input. This would allow an attacker to cause a crash by denial-of-service, or potentially execute arbitrary code, by tricking a user into processing a maliciously crafted assignments file.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.2-3+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-6 packages.

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