Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3939-1 botan1.10 -- security update

Date Reported:
12 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-2801.
More information:

Aleksandar Nikolic discovered that an error in the x509 parser of the Botan crypto library could result in an out-of-bounds memory read, resulting in denial of service or an information leak if processing a malformed certificate.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.10.8-2+deb8u2.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed prior to the initial release.

We recommend that you upgrade your botan1.10 packages.