libxslt: Denial of Service — GLSA 201401-07

Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been found in libxslt.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/libxslt on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.28
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.28

Background

libxslt is the XSLT C library developed for the GNOME project. XSLT is an XML language to define transformations for XML.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxslt:

  • Multiple errors exist in pattern.c and functions.c (CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2012-6139).
  • A double-free error exists in templates.c (CVE-2012-2893).
  • A NULL pointer dereference in keys.c (CVE-2012-6139).
  • An error in handling stylesheets containing DTDs (CVE-2013-4520).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted file in an application linked against libxslt, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.28"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

References

Release Date
January 10, 2014

Latest Revision
January 10, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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