Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
|Package||dev-libs/libxml2 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.9.1-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.9.1-r1|
libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
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.
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/libxml2-2.9.1-r1"