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Debian: Security update for libxml

Jueri Aedla discovered several integer overflows in libxml, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2521-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 04, 2012                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libxml2
Vulnerability  : integer overflows
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2807

Jueri Aedla discovered several integer overflows in libxml, which could
lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze5.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid), 
this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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