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Debian: DSA-3057-1: libxml2 security update

Date 26 Oct 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Sogeti found a denial of service flaw in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3057-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
October 26, 2014                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libxml2
CVE ID         : CVE-2014-3660
Debian Bug     : 762864 765722 765770

Sogeti found a denial of service flaw in libxml2, a library providing
support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker
could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an
application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption
(denial of service) based on excessive entity substitutions, even if
entity substitution was disabled, which is the parser default behavior.
(CVE-2014-3660)

In addition, this update addresses a misapplied chunk for a patch
released in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy1 (#762864), and a memory leak
regression (#765770) introduced in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu3.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.9.2+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: https://www.debian.org/security/

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