libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

2013-11-10T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201311-06
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2013-11-10T00:00:00

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 remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document with an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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/libxml2-2.9.1-r1"