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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201311-06 ] libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201311-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 10, 2013
Bug(s): #434344, #444836, #458430, #458740, #466238, #476438
ID: 201311-06

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, allowing
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.


Background

libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/libxml2
Vulnerable: < 2.9.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.9.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document with an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting
in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.1-r1"
   


References

CVE-2012-2871
CVE-2012-5134
CVE-2013-0338
CVE-2013-1664
CVE-2013-1969
CVE-2013-2877
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