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FS#53257 - [libxslt] backport security fix for CVE-2017-5029, an integer overflow in xsltAddTextString

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Saturday, 11 March 2017, 15:06 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Saturday, 11 March 2017, 22:06 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



A security issue has recently been reported [1][2] in libxslt, an integer overflow triggering an out of bounds write likely leading to remote code execution. A fix for the issue has been committed to git [3] but a new version doesn't seem to be planned soon, so it would be nice if we could backport the fix in the meantime.


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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Saturday, 11 March 2017, 22:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  bumped to latest git snapshot.