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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2137-1 (libxml2)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to libxml2 announced via advisory DSA 2137-1.

Insight

Insight

Yang Dingning discovered a double free in libxml's Xpath processing, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny3. For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

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