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<glsa id="201110-26">
<title>libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>Multiple vulnerabilities were found in libxml2 which could lead to
execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">libxml2</product>
<announced>October 26, 2011</announced>
<revised>October 26, 2011: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="dev-libs/libxml2" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.7.8-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.7.8-r3</vulnerable>
<p>libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.</p>
<p>Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
<impact type="high">
<p>A local or remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the application or cause a Denial of Service.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-libs/libxml2-2.7.8-r3"
<uri link="">CVE-2010-4008</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-4494</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-1944</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-2821</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-2834</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:45 +0000" tag="requester">
<metadata timestamp="Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:50:29 +0000" tag="submitter">