Debian Security Advisory

DLA-569-1 xmlrpc-epi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Jul 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6296.
More information:

Integer signedness error in the simplestring_addn function in simplestring.c in xmlrpc-epi through 0.54.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long first argument to the PHP xmlrpc_encode_request function.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.54.2-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xmlrpc-epi packages.

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