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<glsa id="201203-08">
<title>libxslt: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in libxslt could result in Denial of Service.</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">libxslt</product>
<announced>March 06, 2012</announced>
<revised>March 06, 2012: 1</revised>
<bug>402861</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-libs/libxslt" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.1.26-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.1.26-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>libxslt is the XSLT C library developed for the GNOME project. XSLT is
an XML language to define transformations for XML.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>An out of bounds read error has been found in libxslt/pattern.c in
libxslt.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could entice a user to process an XML file using a
specially crafted XSLT stylesheet in an application linked against
libxslt, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.26-r3"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3970">CVE-2011-3970</uri>
</references>
<metadata timestamp="Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:30:56 +0000" tag="requester">ackle</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:41:06 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>