Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3430-1 libxml2 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 23 Dec 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 782782, Bug 782985, Bug 783010, Bug 802827, Bug 803942, Bug 806384.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-1819, CVE-2015-5312, CVE-2015-7497, CVE-2015-7498, CVE-2015-7499, CVE-2015-7500, CVE-2015-7941, CVE-2015-7942, CVE-2015-8035, CVE-2015-8241, CVE-2015-8317, CVE-2015-8710.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to use an excessive amount of CPU, leak potentially sensitive information, or crash the application.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy5.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u1.
For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.3+dfsg1-1 or earlier versions.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.3+dfsg1-1 or earlier versions.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.