[SECURITY] [DSA 2137-1] Security update for libxml2

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2010-12-26T15:47:01


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2137-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff December 26, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : libxml2 Vulnerability : several Problem type : local(remote) Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-4494

Yang Dingning discovered a double free in libxml's Xpath processing, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

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