Debian: DSA-2779-1: libxml2 security update

    Date13 Oct 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Aki Helin of OUSPG discovered many out-of-bounds read issues in libxml2, the GNOME project's XML parser library, which can lead to denial of service issues when handling XML documents that end abruptly.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2779-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Gilbert
    October 13, 2013                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxml2
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-2877
    Debian Bug     : 715531
    
    Aki Helin of OUSPG discovered many out-of-bounds read issues in libxml2,
    the GNOME project's XML parser library, which can lead to denial of
    service issues when handling XML documents that end abruptly. 
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze8.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu2.
    
    For the testing (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions (jessie), this
    problem has been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-1.
    
    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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