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FS#47681 - [libxslt] CVE-2015-7995: denial of service

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Saturday, 09 January 2016, 14:54 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 11:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



We have an unpatched vulnerability in our current libxslt package, CVE-2015-7995 [1], which can result in a crash when parsing a specially crafted XML document [2]. A very small patch fixing the issue has been committed upstream [3] but there has not been a new release yet. I believe we should backport this patch, as there is no way to know if a new version is going to be released anytime soon.

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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 11:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Colin Heinzmann (DepthDeluxe) - Saturday, 09 January 2016, 18:06 GMT
Added the patchfile to the PKGBUILD.