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Debian: DSA-3709-1: libxslt security update

Date 08 Nov 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.

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these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
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