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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201507-08 ] libxml2 Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libxml2: Denial of Service (GLSA 201507-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 07, 2015
Bug(s): #546720
ID: 201507-08

Synopsis

A vulnerability in libxml2 allows a remote attacker to cause Denial
of Service.


Background

libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/libxml2
Vulnerable: < 2.9.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.9.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

libxml2 returns the empty string when the allocation limit is
encountered while constructing the attribute value string.


Impact

A remote attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service via a specially
crafted XML file.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.2-r1"
   


References

CVE-2015-1819
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