Debian: DSA-2978-2: libxml2 security update

    Date06 Feb 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the update released for libxml2 in DSA 2978 fixing CVE-2014-0191 was incomplete. This caused libxml2 to still fetch external entities regardless of whether entity substitution or validation is enabled.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2978-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Alessandro Ghedini
    February 06, 2015                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxml2
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0191 CVE-2014-3660
    Debian Bug     : 768089
    
    It was discovered that the update released for libxml2 in DSA 2978 fixing
    CVE-2014-0191 was incomplete. This caused libxml2 to still fetch external
    entities regardless of whether entity substitution or validation is
    enabled.
    
    In addition, this update addresses a regression introduced in DSA 3057 by
    the patch fixing CVE-2014-3660. This caused libxml2 to not parse an
    entity when it's used first in another entity referenced from an
    attribute value.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy3.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been
    fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.9.1+dfsg1-4.
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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