Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 907481
CVE-2013-0252 boost: Certain invalid UTF-8 sequences accepted as valid
Last modified: 2015-07-31 02:57:42 EDT
A security flaw was found in the way UTF-8 decoder of boost, set of free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries, performed validation of certain UTF-8 encoded sequences. If an application, linked against boost used the UTF-8 decoding routines for input validation (and depended at the results), an attacker could use this flaw to confuse the validator into (errorneously) accepting them as valid.
Upstream bug report:
Relevant upstream patch:
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the boost package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
This issue did NOT affect the version of the boost package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16.
This issue affects the versions of the boost package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17 and 18. Please schedule an update.
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the boost141 package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17 and Fedora EPEL 5.
Created boost tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 907482]
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of boost as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
boost-1.48.0-14.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
boost-1.50.0-5.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.