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Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20150722)

Description

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the libxml2 library parsed certain XML files. An attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when parsed by an application using libxml2, could cause that application to use an excessive amount of memory. (CVE-2015-1819) This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security. This update also fixes the following bug : This update fixes an error that occurred when running a test case for the serialization of HTML documents. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.


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