Debian Security Advisory

DLA-110-1 libyaml -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 Dec 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 771366.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9130.
More information:

Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the way wrapped strings are parsed in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and emitter library. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input into an application using libyaml could cause the application to crash.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in libyaml version 0.1.3-1+deb6u5