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SuSE: New libxml2 packages fix security vulnerability

A heap-based buffer overflow during decoding of entity references with overly long names has been fixed in libxml2. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  openSUSE Security Update: libxml2: fixing heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2011-3919)
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Announcement ID:    openSUSE-SU-2012:0107-1
Rating:             important
References:         #739894 
Cross-References:   CVE-2011-3919
Affected Products:
                   openSUSE 11.4
                   openSUSE 11.3
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  An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:

  A heap-based buffer overflow during decoding of entity
  references with overly long names has been fixed.
  CVE-2011-3919 has been assigned.


Patch Instructions:

  To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
  Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  - openSUSE 11.4:

     zypper in -t patch libxml2-5659

  - openSUSE 11.3:

     zypper in -t patch libxml2-5659

  To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

  - openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64):

     libxml2-2.7.8-16.21.1
     libxml2-devel-2.7.8-16.21.1

  - openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64):

     libxml2-32bit-2.7.8-16.21.1
     libxml2-devel-32bit-2.7.8-16.21.1

  - openSUSE 11.4 (noarch):

     libxml2-doc-2.7.8-16.21.1

  - openSUSE 11.3 (i586 x86_64):

     libxml2-2.7.7-4.11.1
     libxml2-devel-2.7.7-4.11.1

  - openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64):

     libxml2-32bit-2.7.7-4.11.1
     libxml2-devel-32bit-2.7.7-4.11.1

  - openSUSE 11.3 (noarch):

     libxml2-doc-2.7.7-4.11.1


References:

  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3919.html
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/739894
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