Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3748-1 libcrypto++ -- security update

Date Reported:
26 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 848009.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9939.
More information:

Gergely Gábor Nagy from Tresorit discovered that libcrypto++, a C++ cryptographic library, contained a bug in several ASN.1 parsing routines. This would allow an attacker to remotely cause a denial of service.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.6.1-6+deb8u3.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 5.6.4-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your libcrypto++ packages.