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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1973-1] libxslt security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libxslt' package(s) announced via the DSA-1973-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

A security vulnerability was discovered in libxslt, a XSLT 1.0 processing library written in C. In xsltCopyText in transform.c, a pointer variable is not reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclosed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'libxslt' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.28-2+deb8u6. We recommend that you upgrade your libxslt packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)