libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201311-06

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/libxml2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.9.1-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.9.1-r1

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 remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document with an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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/libxml2-2.9.1-r1"
 

References

Release Date
November 10, 2013

Latest Revision
November 10, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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