Debian: DSA-2255-1: libxml2 security update

    Date06 Jun 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Chris Evans discovered that libxml was vulnerable to buffer overflows, which allowed a crafted XML input file to potentially execute arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2255-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    June 6, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxml2
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : local (remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian Bug     : 628537
    
    Chris Evans discovered that libxml was vulnerable to buffer overflows,
    which allowed a crafted XML input file to potentially execute arbitrary
    code.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny4.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.8.dfsg-3.
    
    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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