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Scientific Linux alert SL-libx-20120111 (libxml2)

From:  riehecky@fnal.gov
To:  scientific-linux-errata@fnal.gov
Subject:  Security ERRATA Important: libxml2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Date:  Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:50:40 -0600
Message-ID:  <201201112150.q0BLoeJI004323@fefmon2.fnal.gov>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

Synopsis: Important: libxml2 security update Issue Date: 2012-01-11 CVE Numbers: CVE-2011-3905 CVE-2011-3919 The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 decoded entity references with long names. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3919) An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in libxml2. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash. (CVE-2011-3905) All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect. SL6: i386 libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm x86_64 libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.i686.rpm libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm - Scientific Linux Development Team


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