Libxml2/sudo Security Updates for Debian
Posted on: 05/24/2012 11:56 AM

The following two security updates has been released for Debian GNU/Linux: [SECURITY] [DSA 2479-1] libxml2 security update and [SECURITY] [DSA 2478-1] sudo security update

[SECURITY] [DSA 2479-1] libxml2 security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2479-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 23, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libxml2
Vulnerability : off-by-one
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-3102

Jueri Aedla discovered an off-by-one in libxml2, which could result in
the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-9.1.

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/

[SECURITY] [DSA 2478-1] sudo security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2478-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 23, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : sudo
Vulnerability : parsing error
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-2337

It was discovered that sudo misparsed network masks used in Host and
Host_List stanzas. This allowed the execution of commands on hosts,
where the user would not be allowed to run the specified command.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your sudo 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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