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gentooGentoo FoundationGLSA-202107-05
HistoryJul 06, 2021 - 12:00 a.m.

libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

2021-07-0600:00:00
Gentoo Foundation
security.gentoo.org
76

0.012 Low

EPSS

Percentile

85.4%

Background

libxml2 is the XML (eXtended Markup Language) C parser and toolkit initially 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 process a specially crafted XML document using an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition or obtaining sensitive information.

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/libxml2-2.9.12-r3"
OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
Gentooanyalldev-libs/libxml2< 2.9.11UNKNOWN