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Conectiva alert CLA-2004:836 (libxml2)

From:  Conectiva Updates <>
Subject:  [CLA-2004:836] Conectiva Security Announcement - libxml2
Date:  Wed, 31 Mar 2004 18:06:41 -0300

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- PACKAGE : libxml2 SUMMARY : Buffer overflow vulnerability DATE : 2004-03-31 18:05:00 ID : CLA-2004:836 RELEVANT RELEASES : 8, 9 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- DESCRIPTION The XML C library (libxml2) is used by many programs to load and save extensible datastructures or to manipulate several kinds of XML files. This update fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability[1,2] in the URI parsing code of the nanoftp and nanohttp modules of libxml2. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running an affected application. Depending of the scenario where this application is used, this vulnerability can be remotely exploitable. SOLUTION All users should update. REFERENCES 1. 2. UPDATED PACKAGES ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades: - run: apt-get update - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade Detailed instructions regarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions on how to import it can be found at Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be found at - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc. - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- subscribe: unsubscribe: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQFAazLg42jd0JmAcZARAo8VAJ4+O00GQ+R2eSzd5oBO6H46Y/hVMQCfZIpt ohcn/j74OQyN3yygygVeCHY= =uZI7 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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