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Debian: Security update for libxml

Jueri Aedla discovered a buffer overflow in the libxml XML library, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2580-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 02, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libxml2
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5134

Jueri Aedla discovered a buffer overflow in the libxml XML library, which
could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze6.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7.

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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