USN-2477-1: libevent vulnerability
19 January 2015
libevent could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.
- libevent - Asynchronous event notification library
Andrew Bartlett discovered that libevent incorrectly handled large inputs
to the evbuffer API. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with
an application that uses libevent to cause a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.