ID SSA-2017-266-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2017-09-22T23:32:44


New libxml2 packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded. This release fixes some security issues: Detect infinite recursion in parameter entities (Nick Wellnhofer), Fix handling of parameter-entity references (Nick Wellnhofer), Disallow namespace nodes in XPointer ranges (Nick Wellnhofer), Fix XPointer paths beginning with range-to (Nick Wellnhofer). ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating 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 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 package: d34e4c3be3d1e29ff6b5dc5a250048bf libxml2-2.9.5-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package: 74a219bdfb32feea365333d8f895b8f8 libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package: 07bdea8de0773974a9aad289b9aea3b5 libxml2-2.9.5-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package: 6c8c68b5dfb023f6231f485fa16f86b2 libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware 14.2 package: 412befce9b44307ac35c779b50c43cb3 libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package: b9a85f45155194ed8c4202353393d57b libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package: a21bbe336bfd526af48d9e9f6a00a375 l/libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package: b3d312e65c5c2e695ca649a1aeeebc1d l/libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz