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RHSA-2008:0988: libxml2 security update

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RHSA-2008:0988: libxml2 security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/25/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/22/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

libxml2 is a library for parsing and manipulating XML files. It includessupport for reading, modifying, and writing XML and HTML files.An integer overflow flaw causing a heap-based buffer overflow was found inthe libxml2 XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 processeduntrusted, malformed XML content, it could cause the application to crashor, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-4226)A denial of service flaw was discovered in the libxml2 XML parser. If anapplication linked against libxml2 processed untrusted, malformed XMLcontent, it could cause the application to enter an infinite loop.(CVE-2008-4225)Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security team forreporting these issues.Users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-python

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