Debian: DSA-3709-1: libxslt security update

    Date08 Nov 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nick Wellnhofer discovered that the xsltFormatNumberConversion function in libxslt, an XSLT processing runtime library, does not properly check for a zero byte terminating the pattern string. This flaw can be exploited to leak a couple of bytes after the buffer that holds the
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3709-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    November 08, 2016                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxslt
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-4738
    Debian Bug     : 842570
    
    Nick Wellnhofer discovered that the xsltFormatNumberConversion function
    in libxslt, an XSLT processing runtime library, does not properly check
    for a zero byte terminating the pattern string. This flaw can be
    exploited to leak a couple of bytes after the buffer that holds the
    pattern string.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.28-2+deb8u2.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 1.1.29-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.29-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libxslt 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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