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[Full-disclosure] [PLSA 2008-28] [Update] Libxml2: Denial of Service

From: Pınar Yanardağ <pinar_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Aug 28 2008 - 01:23:24 GMT
To: pardus-security@pardus.org.tr



Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-28 security@pardus.org.tr
Date: 2008-08-28 Severity: 3 Type: Remote ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Summary


[Update] The last security update of the libxml2 package some problems with other packages, please upgrade your libxml2 packages.

A vulnerability has been reported in Libxml2, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Description


The vulnerability is caused due to an recursion error when processing certain XML content. This can be exploited to e.g. exhaust all available memory and CPU resources by tricking an application using Libxml2 into processing specially crafted XML documents.

Affected packages:

   Pardus 2008:
     libxml2, all before 2.6.32-10-6
   Pardus 2007:
     libxml2, all before 2.6.31-9-7

Resolution


There are update(s) for libxml2. You can update them via Package Manager or with a single command from console:

   Pardus 2008:
     pisi up libxml2

   Pardus 2007:
     pisi up libxml2

References


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