USN-1727-1: Boost vulnerability

18 February 2013

boost1.49 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10


Boost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.

Software Description

  • 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
libboost-locale1.49.0 - 1.49.0-3.1ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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