Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2137-1 libxml2 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
26 Dec 2010
Affected Packages:
libxml2
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-4494.
More information:

Yang Dingning discovered a double free in libxml's Xpath processing, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

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