Debian Security Advisory

DLA-950-1 libtasn1-3 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
23 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6891.
More information:

Secunia Research has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in GnuTLS libtasn1, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Two errors in the "asn1_find_node()" function (lib/parser_aux.c) can be exploited to cause a stacked-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of arbitrary code but requires tricking a user into processing a specially crafted assignments file by e.g. asn1Coding utility.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problem has been fixed in version 2.13-2+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-3 packages.

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