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.

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