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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2779-1 (libxml2 - denial of service)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Aki Helin of OUSPG discovered many out-of-bounds read issues in libxml2, the GNOME project's XML parser library, which can lead to denial of service issues when handling XML documents that end abruptly.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libxml2 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze8. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu2. For the testing (jessie) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-1. We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)