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FS#47095 - [libxml2] buffer overflow in xmlParseMarkupDecl()

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 15:16 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Wednesday, 09 December 2015, 13:54 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



A buffer overflow has been found[1] in libxml2 <= 2.9.2, allowing at least denial of service. A patch[2] is available upstream but no new version has been released yet, so we probably should backport it.

There is no CVE assigned[3] yet that I am aware of, I will update as soon as one has been.

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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Wednesday, 09 December 2015, 13:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 17:03 GMT
Looks like there are two separates issues, CVE-2015-8241 and CVE-2015-8242. I don't see a fix for the second one.
Comment by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:30 GMT
libxml2 2.9.3 has been released, fixing a huge number of security issues: