Debian Security Advisory

DLA-495-1 libtasn1-3 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 May 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4008.
More information:
  • CVE-2016-4008

    infinite loop while parsing DER certificates The _asn1_extract_der_octet function in lib/decoding.c in GNU Libtasn1 before 4.8, when used without the ASN1_DECODE_FLAG_STRICT_DER flag, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) via a crafted certificate.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-2+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-3 packages.

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