Debian DLA-373-1 : libxml2 security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 87605
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities were discovered in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to use an excessive amount of CPU, leak potentially sensitive information, or crash the application.
CVE-2015-5312: CPU exhaustion when processing specially crafted XML input. CVE-2015-7497: Heap-based buffer overflow in xmlDictComputeFastQKey. CVE-2015-7498: Heap-based buffer overflow in xmlParseXmlDecl. CVE-2015-7499: Heap-based buffer overflow in xmlGROW.
CVE-2015-7500: Heap buffer overflow in xmlParseMisc.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.