USN-1727-1: Boost vulnerability
18 February 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.