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Debian: DSA-3243-1: libxml-libxml-perl security update

Date 01 May 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Tilmann Haak from xing.com discovered that XML::LibXML, a Perl interface to the libxml2 library, did not respect the expand_entities parameter to disable processing of external entities in some circumstances. This may allow attackers to gain read access to otherwise protected ressources,

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3243-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
May 01, 2015                           https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libxml-libxml-perl
CVE ID         : CVE-2015-3451
Debian Bug     : 783443

Tilmann Haak from xing.com discovered that XML::LibXML, a Perl interface
to the libxml2 library, did not respect the expand_entities parameter to
disable processing of external entities in some circumstances. This may
allow attackers to gain read access to otherwise protected ressources,
depending on how the library is used.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed
in version 2.0001+dfsg-1+deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0116+dfsg-1+deb8u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0116+dfsg-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml-libxml-perl 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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