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[ASA-201610-8] crypto++: information disclosure
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201610-8 ========================================= Severity: Medium Date : 2016-10-12 CVE-ID : CVE-2016-7420 Package : crypto++ Type : information disclosure Remote : No Link : Summary ======= The package crypto++ before version 5.6.5-1 is vulnerable to information disclosure. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 5.6.5-1. # pacman -Syu "crypto++>=5.6.5-1" The problem has been fixed upstream in version 5.6.5. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== Crypto++ (aka cryptopp) through 5.6.4 does not document the requirement for a compile-time NDEBUG definition disabling the many assert calls that are unintended in production use, which might allow context- dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information by leveraging access to process memory after an assertion failure, as demonstrated by reading a core dump. Impact ====== An attacker can provide input to programs using crypto++ that may cause a crash and lead to the disclosure of sensitive information in a core dump. References ==========