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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-7375: libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-7375: libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/10/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/13/2017
Modified
03/20/2018

Description

A flaw in libxml2 allows remote XML entity inclusion with default parser flags (i.e., when the caller did not request entity substitution, DTD validation, external DTD subset loading, or default DTD attributes). Depending on the context, this may expose a higher-risk attack surface in libxml2 not usually reachable with default parser flags, and expose content from local files, HTTP, or FTP servers (which might be otherwise unreachable).

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-libs-libxml2

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