libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

2011-10-26T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201110-26
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2011-10-26T00:00:00

Description

Background

libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A local or remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.7.8-r3"