Security update for libxml2 (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2016:1604-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2016-06-17T15:08:25


This update for libxml2 fixes the following security issues:

  • CVE-2016-2073, CVE-2015-8806, CVE-2016-1839: A Heap-buffer overread was fixed in libxml2/dict.c [bsc#963963, bsc#965283, bsc#981114].
  • CVE-2016-4483: Code was added to avoid an out of bound access when serializing malformed strings [bsc#978395].
  • CVE-2016-1762: Fixed a heap-based buffer overread in xmlNextChar [bsc#981040].
  • CVE-2016-1834: Fixed a heap-buffer-overflow in xmlStrncat [bsc#981041].
  • CVE-2016-1833: Fixed a heap-based buffer overread in htmlCurrentChar [bsc#981108].
  • CVE-2016-1835: Fixed a heap use-after-free in xmlSAX2AttributeNs [bsc#981109].
  • CVE-2016-1837: Fixed a heap use-after-free in htmlParsePubidLiteral and htmlParseSystemiteral [bsc#981111].
  • CVE-2016-1838: Fixed a heap-based buffer overread in xmlParserPrintFileContextInternal [bsc#981112].
  • CVE-2016-1840: Fixed a heap-buffer-overflow in xmlFAParsePosCharGroup [bsc#981115].
  • CVE-2016-4447: Fixed a heap-based buffer-underreads due to xmlParseName [bsc#981548].
  • CVE-2016-4448: Fixed some format string warnings with possible format string vulnerability [bsc#981549],
  • CVE-2016-4449: Fixed inappropriate fetch of entities content [bsc#981550].
  • CVE-2016-3705: Fixed missing increment of recursion counter.