Debian: DSA-3430-1: libxml2 security update

    Date23 Dec 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to use an
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3430-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    December 23, 2015                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxml2
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1819 CVE-2015-5312 CVE-2015-7497 CVE-2015-7498 
                     CVE-2015-7499 CVE-2015-7500 CVE-2015-7941 CVE-2015-7942
                     CVE-2015-8035 CVE-2015-8241 CVE-2015-8317
    Debian Bug     : 782782 782985 783010 802827 803942 806384
    
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libxml2, a library providing
    support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker
    could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed
    by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to use an
    excessive amount of CPU, leak potentially sensitive information, or
    crash the application.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed
    in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy5.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed
    in version 2.9.3+dfsg1-1 or earlier versions.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.9.3+dfsg1-1 or earlier versions.
    
    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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