Two errors in the "asn1_find_node()" function (lib/parser_aux.c) within GnuTLS libtasn1 version 4.10 can be exploited to cause a stacked-based buffer overflow by tricking a user into processing a specially crafted assignments file via the e.g. asn1Coding utility.
Created libtasn1 tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1456765]
Created mingw-libtasn1 tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-7 [bug 1456766]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1456764]
This is Secunia SA76125. There is some discussion on the upstream mailing list which supports the assessment that the security consequences here are minimal: typically the overflowed field is provided as a constant by the developer, or parsed by libtasn1 from a ".asn" file (in which case the parser truncates names more than 64 characters).
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.