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:
Buffer overread with XML parser in xmlNextChar
- 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)