xmlsec1 security update

ID CESA-2017:2492
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2017-08-31T18:59:06


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2017:2492

XML Security Library is a C library based on LibXML2 and OpenSSL. The library was created with a goal to support major XML security standards "XML Digital Signature" and "XML Encryption".

Security Fix(es):

  • It was discovered xmlsec1's use of libxml2 inadvertently enabled external entity expansion (XXE) along with validation. An attacker could craft an XML file that would cause xmlsec1 to try and read local files or HTTP/FTP URLs, leading to information disclosure or denial of service. (CVE-2017-1000061)

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-cr-announce/2017-August/004693.html

Affected packages: xmlsec1 xmlsec1-devel xmlsec1-gcrypt xmlsec1-gcrypt-devel xmlsec1-gnutls xmlsec1-gnutls-devel xmlsec1-nss xmlsec1-nss-devel xmlsec1-openssl xmlsec1-openssl-devel

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