Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1641-1 mxml -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Jan 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 825855, Bug 918007.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4570, CVE-2016-4571, CVE-2018-20004.
- More information:
Several stack exhaustion conditions were found in mxml that can easily crash when parsing xml files.
The mxmlDelete function in mxml-node.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via crafted xml file.
The mxml_write_node function in mxml-file.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via crafted xml file
A stack-based buffer overflow in mxml_write_node via vectors involving a double-precision floating point number.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-2+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your mxml 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