Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2048-1 libxml2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Dec 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-19956.
More information:

It was discovered that there was potential denial of service vulnerability in libxml2, the Gnome XML parsing library.

  • CVE-2019-19956

    xmlParseBalancedChunkMemoryRecover in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.10 has a memory leak related to newDoc->oldNs.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

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