Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1038-1 libtasn1-3 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Jul 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-10790.
More information:
  • CVE-2017-10790

    The _asn1_check_identifier function in GNU Libtasn1 through 4.12 causes a NULL pointer dereference and crash when reading crafted input that triggers assignment of a NULL value within an asn1_node structure. It may lead to a remote denial of service attack.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-2+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtasn1-3 packages.

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