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Overview

Id RHSA-2013:0668-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0668-01 RHSA Moderate: boost security update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Critical Critical
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 21 Mar 2013 12:00:00

RHSA-2013:0668-01

Red Hat 2013:0668-01 RHSA Moderate: boost security update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

21 Mar 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0668.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
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.

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