Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1060-1 libxml2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
libxml2
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-0663, CVE-2017-7376.
More information:
  • CVE-2017-0663

    Invalid casting of different structs could enable an attacker to remotely execute some code within the context of an unprivileged process.

  • CVE-2017-7376

    Incorrect limit used for port values.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy9.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS