ID SSA-2008-324-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2008-11-19T19:51:12


New libxml2 packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues including a denial or service or the possible execution of arbitrary code if untrusted XML is processed.

More details about the issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz: Upgraded to libxml2-2.6.32 and patched. This fixes vulnerabilities including denial of service, or possibly the execution of arbitrary code as the user running a libxml2 linked application if untrusted XML content is parsed. For more information, see: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from Give a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package: 47bf68639ea58f568b30c2281b71327e libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package: 9f2144caa2c2c91e307ef530765b38c2 libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package: a214810e31c5fc60b52f915f4f8c68d8 libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package: d173dcfb1d384a69e0051bfa72018c6c libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package: ad8fb2ad52a13afde3d7b3d987e90211 libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: 04151e39d088a06050b9ff7e2ff2446f libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package: 437e25e2abb0a557883cf376281b5944 libxml2-2.6.32-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg libxml2-2.6.32-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Then, restart any services that use libxml2.