Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2571-1 libproxy -- buffer overflow
- Date Reported:
- 04 Nov 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-4505.
- More information:
The Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that libproxy, a library for automatic proxy configuration management, applied insufficient validation to the Content-Length header sent by a server providing a proxy.pac file. Such remote server could trigger an integer overflow and consequently overflow an in-memory buffer.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.3.1-2+squeeze1.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.3.1-5.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libproxy packages.