Subject: Re: [boost] [Locale] Security bug announcement - UTF-8 validation
From: Jookia (166291_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-04 10:00:37
On 05/01/13 01:15, Artyom Beilis wrote:
> Boost.Locale library in Boost 1.48 to 1.52 including has a security flow.
> boost::locale::utf::utf_traits accepted some invalid UTF-8 sequences.
> Applications that used these functions for UTF-8 input validation could
> expose themself to security threats as invalid UTF-8 sequece would be
> considered as valid.
> This bug is fixed in upcoming Boost 1.53.
> For more details see: https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/7743
> Users who can't upgrade to the latest versions may apply the following patch to
> fix the problem.
> Artyom Beilis
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Pardon my ignorance, but how would an invalid UTF-8 sequence cause a
security threat? All I can think it would do is create garbage.
I don't mean every day security threats, I mean any.