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|Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201207-02 ] libxml2: User-assisted execution of arbit
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: libxml2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201207-02)
Date: July 09, 2012
A off-by-one error in libxml2 could result in execution of
arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.
Vulnerable: < 2.8.0_rc1
Unaffected: >= 2.8.0_rc1
Architectures: All supported architectures
The "xmlXPtrEvalXPtrPart()" function in xpointer.c contains an
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a
specially crafted XML document with an application using libxml2,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.8.0_rc1"