xmlstarlet is linked statically against libxml2 and thus it inherited buffer overflows from the library. This update fixes several buffer overflows that can occur while processing FTP and HTTP URLs as well as in DNS name handling code. These bugs can be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code.
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