DSA 2779-1: libxml2 security update
Posted on: 10/14/2013 11:37 AM

A libxml2 security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2779-1: libxml2 security update


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2779-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Michael Gilbert
October 13, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libxml2
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-2877
Debian Bug : 715531

Aki Helin of OUSPG discovered many out-of-bounds read issues in libxml2,
the GNOME project's XML parser library, which can lead to denial of
service issues when handling XML documents that end abruptly.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze8.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu2.

For the testing (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions (jessie), this
problem has been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 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/



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