Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3709-1 libxslt -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Nov 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 842570.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4738.
- More information:
Nick Wellnhofer discovered that the xsltFormatNumberConversion function in libxslt, an XSLT processing runtime library, does not properly check for a zero byte terminating the pattern string. This flaw can be exploited to leak a couple of bytes after the buffer that holds the pattern string.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.28-2+deb8u2.
For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.29-2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.29-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxslt packages.