Debian Security Advisory
DLA-766-1 libcrypto++ -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Dec 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 848009.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9939.
- More information:
Gergely Gábor Nagy from Tresorit discovered that libcrypto++, a C++ cryptographic library, contained a bug in several ASN.1 parsing routines. This would allow an attacker to remotely cause a denial of service.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 5.6.1-6+deb7u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your libcrypto++ packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS