Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, the worst of which could result in a Denial of Service condition.
|Package||dev-libs/libxml2 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.9.11|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.9.11|
libxml2 is the XML (eXtended Markup Language) C parser and toolkit initially 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 process a specially crafted XML document using an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition or obtaining sensitive information.
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/libxml2-2.9.12-r3"