Boost Vulnerability Repaired In Ubuntu 12.10

In order to solve this issue you will have to update the operating system

By Silviu Stahie on February 18th, 2013 15:32 GMT

On February 18, Canonical published details about a Boost vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system in a security notice.

According to Canonical, gBoost incorrectly validated certain UTF-8 sequences.

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 security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the latest gnome-screensaver package for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) the operating system. To apply the update, run the Update Manager application.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. A normal system update, executed with the Update Manager, will implement all the necessary changes. A complete system restart is not necessary.

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
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