Debian Security Advisory

DLA-915-1 botan1.10 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 860072.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-2801.
More information:

A bug in X509 DN string comparisons could result in out of bound reads. This could result in information leakage, denial of service, or potentially incorrect certificate validation results.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.10.5-1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your botan1.10 packages.

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