Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1084-1 libidn -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
02 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-14062.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an integer overflow vulnerability in libidn's Punycode handling (an encoding used to convert Unicode characters to ASCII) which would have allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in libidn version 1.25-2+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libidn packages.