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|Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201711-01 ] libxml2
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201711-01)
Bug(s): #599192, #605208, #618604, #622914, #623206
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, the worst of
which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.
libxml2 is the XML (eXtended Markup Language) C parser and toolkit
initially developed for the Gnome project.
Vulnerable: < 2.9.4-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.9.4-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted XML
document, could remotely execute arbitrary code, conduct XML External
Entity (XXE) attacks, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.4-r3"
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.
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