GNU Libtasn1: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201408-09

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Libtasn1, the worse of which can allow a context-dependent attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/libtasn1 on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.6
Unaffected versions >= 3.6

Background

The ASN.1 library used in GNUTLS.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Libtasn1. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU Libtasn1 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libtasn1-3.6"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

References

Release Date
August 29, 2014

Latest Revision
August 29, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

Bugzilla entries