Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3578-1 libidn -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 14 May 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-2059.
- More information:
It was discovered that libidn, the GNU library for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), did not correctly handle invalid UTF-8 input, causing an out-of-bounds read. This could allow attackers to disclose sensitive information from an application using the libidn library.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.29-1+deb8u1.
For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.31-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.31-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libidn packages.