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USN-1727-1: Boost vulnerability

18 February 2013

Boost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.



  • boost1.49 - C++ representation of time duration, time point, and clocks


It was discovered that the Boost.Locale library incorrectly validated some
invalid UTF-8 sequences. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass input validation in certain applications.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.