Libxml2 security update for Debian
Posted on: 06/06/2011 08:31 PM

A libxml2 security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2255-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
June 6, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libxml2
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
Debian Bug : 628537

Chris Evans discovered that libxml was vulnerable to buffer overflows,
which allowed a crafted XML input file to potentially execute arbitrary
code.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny4.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-3.

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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