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Debian: DSA-3057-2: libxml2 regression update

Date 07 Apr 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The update for libxml2 issued as DSA-3057-1 caused regressions due to an incomplete patch to address CVE-2014-3660. Updated packages are available to address this problem. For reference the original advisory text follows.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3057-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 07, 2015                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libxml2
Debian Bug     : 774358

The update for libxml2 issued as DSA-3057-1 caused regressions due to an
incomplete patch to address CVE-2014-3660. Updated packages are
available to address this problem. For reference the original advisory
text follows.

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)

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy4.

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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