Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2011-1 xmlrpc-epi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Nov 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6296.
More information:

An issue in xmlrpc-epi, an XML-RPC request serialisation/deserialisation library, has been found.

An integer signedness error in the simplestring_addn function in simplestring.c in xmlrpc-epi could be used for a heap based buffer overflow and possibly execution of arbitrary code.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.54.2-1.1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xmlrpc-epi packages.

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