Debian: DSA-2219-1: xmlsec1 security update

    Date18 Apr 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nicolas Gregoire discovered that the XML Security Library xmlsec allowed remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files through specially crafted XML files using the libxslt output extension and a ds:Transform element during signature verification.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2219-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst                  
    April 18, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xmlsec1
    Vulnerability  : arbitrary file overwrite
    Problem type   : local (remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1425 
    Debian Bug     : 620560
    
    Nicolas Gregoire discovered that the XML Security Library xmlsec allowed
    remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files through
    specially crafted XML files using the libxslt output extension and a
    ds:Transform element during signature verification.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.9-5+lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.14-1+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
    this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.14-1.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xmlsec1 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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