Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3568-1 libtasn1-6 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 05 May 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4008.
- More information:
Pascal Cuoq and Miod Vallat discovered that Libtasn1, a library to manage ASN.1 structures, does not correctly handle certain malformed DER certificates. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using the Libtasn1 library to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.2-3+deb8u2.
For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 4.8-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 4.8-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-6 packages.