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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201804-01 ] libxslt Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libxslt: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201804-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2018-04-04
Bug(s): #598204, #612194
ID: 201804-01

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in libxslt, the worst of
which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Background

libxslt is the XSLT C library developed for the GNOME project. XSLT is
an XML language to define transformations for XML.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/libxslt
Vulnerable: < 1.1.30
Unaffected: >= 1.1.30
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


Impact

A remote attacker, via a crafted HTML page, could possibly execute
arbitrary code, cause a Denial of Service condition or leak information.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.30"
   


References

CVE-2016-4738
CVE-2017-5029
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