Debian: DSA-2137-1: Security update for libxml2

    Date26 Dec 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Yang Dingning discovered a double free in libxml's Xpath processing, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2137-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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 
    2.7.8.dfsg-2.
    
    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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