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<glsa id="200806-02">
<title>libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code</title>
A vulnerability was found in libxslt, possibly resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code and Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">libxslt</product>
<announced>June 03, 2008</announced>
<revised>June 03, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-libs/libxslt" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.1.24</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.1.24</vulnerable>
Libxslt is the XSLT C library developed for the GNOME project. XSLT
itself is an XML language to define transformations for XML.
Anthony de Almeida Lopes reported a vulnerability in libxslt when
handling XSL style-sheet files, which could be exploited to trigger the
use of uninitialized memory, e.g. in a call to "free()".
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process an
XML file using a specially crafted XSL transformation file, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.24&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-1767</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 27 May 2008 20:52:43 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 27 May 2008 21:07:25 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 02 Jun 2008 21:27:22 +0000">