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Security Advisory - Boost regex library - CVE-2008-0172

Released: Jul 8, 2008     Updated: Jul 8, 2008


The get_repeat_type function in basic_regex_creator.hpp in the Boost regex library (aka Boost.Regex) in Boost 1.33 and 1.34 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL dereference and crash) via an invalid regular expression. IDENTIFIER = WIND00118417

Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0


Installation Notes

Installation Notes is for 2.0

1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates

2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux.

3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel

4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory.

5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.

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