GLSA-201701-37 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-37
(libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a
specially crafted XML document, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37

Solution :

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.4-r1'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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