Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3468-1 polarssl -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 06 Feb 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 801413.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5291, CVE-2015-8036.
- More information:
It was discovered that polarssl, a library providing SSL and TLS support, contained two heap-based buffer overflows that could allow a remote attacker to trigger denial of service (via application crash) or arbitrary code execution.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.9-1~deb7u6.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.9-2.1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your polarssl packages.