Multiple vulnerabilities in libxml2 might lead to execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
|Package||dev-libs/libxml2 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.7.2-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.7.2-r1|
libxml2 is the XML (eXtended Markup Language) C parser and toolkit initially developed for the Gnome project.
Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in libxml2:
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted XML document with an application using libxml2, possibly resulting in the exeution of arbitrary code or a high CPU and memory consumption.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.7.2-r1"