Fedora 11 Update: libxml2-2.7.3-3.fc11
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora two patches for parsing problems raised by Ficora
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-8498
2009-08-11 21:52:25
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Name        : libxml2
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.7.3
Release     : 3.fc11
URL         : http://xmlsoft.org/
Summary     : Library providing XML and HTML support
Description :
This library allows to manipulate XML files. It includes support
to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. There is DTDs support
this includes parsing and validation even with complex DtDs, either
at parse time or later once the document has been modified. The output
can be a simple SAX stream or and in-memory DOM like representations.
In this case one can use the built-in XPath and XPointer implementation
to select subnodes or ranges. A flexible Input/Output mechanism is
available, with existing HTTP and FTP modules and combined to an
URI library.

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Update Information:

two patches for parsing problems raised by Ficora
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Aug 10 2009 Daniel Veillard  - 2.7.3-3
- two patches for parsing problems CVE-2009-2414 and CVE-2009-2416
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #515195 - CVE-2009-2414 libxml, libxml2: Stack overflow by parsing root XML element DTD definition
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=515195
  [ 2 ] Bug #515205 - CVE-2009-2416 libxml, libxml2: Pointer use-after-free flaws by parsing Notation and Enumeration attribute types
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=515205
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