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USN-2559-1: Libtasn1 vulnerability

8 April 2015

Libtasn1 could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.




Hanno Böck discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 data.
A remote attacker could possibly exploit this with specially crafted ASN.1
data and cause applications using Libtasn1 to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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