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“libgc” 1:6.8-1.2ubuntu1.1 source package in Ubuntu

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libgc (1:6.8-1.2ubuntu1.1) lucid-security; urgency=low

  * SECURITY UPDATE: multiple integer overflows
    - malloc.c, mallocx.c: check for integer overflow in internal
      malloc and calloc routines.
    - CVE-2012-2673
 -- Steve Beattie <email address hidden>   Wed, 01 Aug 2012 23:38:15 -0700

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Uploaded by:
Steve Beattie on 2012-08-02
Uploaded to:
Lucid
Original maintainer:
Ubuntu Developers
Component:
main
Architectures:
any
Section:
libs
Urgency:
Low Urgency

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Lucid updates on 2012-08-28 main devel
Lucid security on 2012-08-28 main devel

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libgc_6.8-1.2ubuntu1.1.diff.gz 316.1 KiB 7da4acefa0fa4354e36ed6da131407ca
libgc_6.8-1.2ubuntu1.1.dsc 1.6 KiB 57cb09a4575ea0d4550d041b4afea0aa

Binary packages built by this source

libgc-dev: conservative garbage collector for C (development)

 Boehm's GC is a garbage collecting storage allocator that is
 intended to be used as a plug-in replacement for C's malloc.
 This package is required to compile and link programs that use
 libgc1.
 .
 Since the collector does not require pointers to be tagged, it does
 not attempt to ensure that all inaccessible storage is reclaimed.
 However it has typically been more successful at reclaiming unused
 memory than most C programs using explicit deallocation. Unlike
 manually introduced leaks, the amount of unreclaimed memory typically
 stays bounded.
 .
 This version of the collector is thread safe, has C++ support, and uses the
 defaults for everything else. Particularly, it does not work as a malloc()
 replacement.

libgc1c2: conservative garbage collector for C and C++

 Boehm's GC is a garbage collecting storage allocator that is
 intended to be used as a plug-in replacement for C's malloc.