libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201110-26

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in libxml2 which could lead to execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/libxml2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.8-r3
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.8-r3

Background

libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A local or remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.7.8-r3"
 

References

Release Date
October 26, 2011

Latest Revision
October 26, 2011: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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