Debian Security Advisory

DLA-476-1 libidn -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 May 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-2059.
More information:

It was discovered that libidn, the GNU library for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), did not correctly handle invalid UTF-8 input, causing an out-of-bounds read. This could allow attackers to disclose sensitive information from an application using the libidn library.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.25-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libidn packages.