Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1447-1 libidn -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Jul 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 873903.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-14062.
- More information:
An integer overflow vulnerability was discovered in libidn, the GNU library for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), in its Punycode handling (a Unicode characters to ASCII encoding) allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service against applications using the library.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.29-1+deb8u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your libidn 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