Multiple Denial of Services vulnerabilities were found in libxml2.
|Package||dev-libs/libxml2 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.7.3-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.7.3-r2|
libxml2 is a library to manipulate XML files.
The following vulnerabilities were reported after a test with the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework:
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted XML document with an application using libxml2 resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
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/libxml2-2.7.3-r2"
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 30, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.
September 21, 2010
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