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RHSA-2012:0305: boost security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2012:0305: boost security and bug fix update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
01/17/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/21/2012
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The boost packages provide free, peer-reviewed, portable C++ sourcelibraries with emphasis on libraries which work well with the C++ StandardLibrary.Invalid pointer dereference flaws were found in the way the Boost regularexpression library processed certain, invalid expressions. An attacker ableto make an application using the Boost library process a specially-craftedregular expression could cause that application to crash or, potentially,execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running theapplication. (CVE-2008-0171)NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way the Boost regularexpression library processed certain, invalid expressions. An attacker ableto make an application using the Boost library process a specially-craftedregular expression could cause that application to crash. (CVE-2008-0172)Red Hat would like to thank Will Drewry for reporting these issues.This update also fixes the following bugs:All users of boost are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichfix these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-boost
  • redhat-upgrade-boost-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-boost-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-boost-doc

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