DSA 2137-1: Security update for libxml2
Posted on: 12/27/2010 10:29 AM

New libxml2 packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2137-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 26, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libxml2
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-4494

Yang Dingning discovered a double free in libxml's Xpath processing,
which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed
in version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable
distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version

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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