(RHSA-2015:0749) Moderate: libxml2 security update

ID RHSA-2015:0749
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-04-12T03:33:29


The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards.

It was discovered that libxml2 loaded external parameter entities even when entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker able to provide a specially crafted XML file to an application linked against libxml2 could use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, possibly resulting in a denial of service or an information leak on the system. (CVE-2014-0191)

The CVE-2014-0191 issue was discovered by Daniel P. Berrange of Red Hat.

All libxml2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.