Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3012-1 libxml2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 May 2022
Affected Packages:
libxml2
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1010526.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-29824.
More information:

Felix Wilhelm discovered that libxml2, the GNOME XML library, did not correctly check for integer overflows or used wrong types for buffer sizes. This could result in out-of-bounds writes or other memory errors when working on large, multi-gigabyte buffers.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

For the detailed security status of libxml2 please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libxml2

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