Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3952-1 libxml2 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 23 Aug 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 863018, Bug 863019, Bug 863021, Bug 863022, Bug 870865, Bug 870867, Bug 870870.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-0663, CVE-2017-7375, CVE-2017-7376, CVE-2017-9047, CVE-2017-9048, CVE-2017-9049, CVE-2017-9050.
- 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 a denial-of-service against the application, information leaks, or potentially, the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u5.
For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.4+dfsg1-3.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.