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[GLSA-200602-08] libtasn1, GNU TLS: Security flaw in DER decoding

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libtasn1, GNU TLS: Security flaw in DER decoding

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-08
(libtasn1, GNU TLS: Security flaw in DER decoding)


Evgeny Legerov has reported a flaw in the DER decoding routines
provided by libtasn1, which could cause an out of bounds access to
occur.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause an application using libtasn1 to
crash and potentially execute arbitrary code by sending specially
crafted input.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0645


Solution:
All libtasn1 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libtasn1-0.2.18"
All GNU TLS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/gnutls-1.2.10"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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