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Debian: Security update for nginx

Matthew Daley discovered a memory disclosure vulnerability in nginx. In previous versions of this web server, an attacker can receive the content of previously freed memory if an upstream server returned a specially crafted HTTP response, potentially exposing sensitive information. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2434-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
March 19, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : nginx
Vulnerability  : sensitive information leak
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1180
Debian Bug     : 664137

Matthew Daley discovered a memory disclosure vulnerability in nginx. In 
previous versions of this web server, an attacker can receive the content of 
previously freed memory if an upstream server returned a specially crafted HTTP 
response, potentially exposing sensitive information.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.7.67-3+squeeze2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.17-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your nginx packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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