Debian Security Advisory

DLA-355-1 libxml2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Nov 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 806384.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8241, CVE-2015-8317.
More information:
  • CVE-2015-8241

    Buffer overread with XML parser in xmlNextChar

  • CVE-2015-8317
    • issues in the xmlParseXMLDecl function: If we fail conversing the current input stream while processing the encoding declaration of the XMLDecl then it's safer to just abort there and not try to report further errors.
    • If the string is not properly terminated do not try to convert to the given encoding.

Additional fix for off by one error in previous patch for CVE-2015-7942 (thanks to Salvatore for spotting this)