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Ubuntu: Security update for Boost

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.

Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1727-1
February 18, 2013

boost1.49 vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

Boost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.

Software Description:
- boost1.49: C++ representation of time duration, time point, and clocks

Details:

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

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1727-1
 CVE-2013-0252

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/boost1.49/1.49.0-3.1ubuntu1.2
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