Package name
libxml2
Date
2008-10-15
Advisory ID
MDVSA-2008:212
Affected versions
2009.0 x86_64 , 2009.0 i586

Problem description

libxml2 version 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 did not properly handle predefined
entities definitions in entities, which allowed context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and
application crash) via certain XML documents (CVE-2008-4409).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Updated packages

2009.0 x86_64

 00713f5a3b9461783a0df1b5549ead18  2009.0/x86_64/lib64xml2_2-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 c621bb8dc493a626cfa7b3185ac82486  2009.0/x86_64/lib64xml2-devel-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 653b5b900e98cb37355c2f83e589828e  2009.0/x86_64/libxml2-python-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 56f95a96a57191621a381b9a7daa387d  2009.0/x86_64/libxml2-utils-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 dc30b693323ce3836b08908773fa2eb2  2009.0/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

2009.0 i586

 305127cca2848a8131e05f2216e62ce9  2009.0/i586/libxml2_2-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 69a1270052072eb02503587034591a1a  2009.0/i586/libxml2-devel-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 20609d45035df33888ed7b22e2ea612b  2009.0/i586/libxml2-python-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 e74d2e54bbf8d2829619b389fff80524  2009.0/i586/libxml2-utils-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 dc30b693323ce3836b08908773fa2eb2  2009.0/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.1-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

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