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<glsa id="201409-08">
<title>libxml2: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in libxml2 allows a remote attacker to cause Denial
of Service.
<product type="ebuild">libxml2</product>
<announced>September 19, 2014</announced>
<revised>September 19, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-libs/libxml2" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.9.1-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.9.1-r4</vulnerable>
<p>libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project.</p>
<p>A vulnerability in the xmlParserHandlePEReference() function of
parser.c, when expanding entity references, can be exploited to consume
large amounts of memory and cause a crash or hang.
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service via a specially
crafted XML file containing malicious attributes.
<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/libxml2-2.9.1-r4"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-0191</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:06:15 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:56:04 +0000">K_F</metadata>