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

    Date01 May 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 01, 2015                           http://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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