[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#587271: libxml2 zegfault reading any xml file on amd64

Marc Chantreux marc.chantreux at biblibre.com
Sat Jun 26 21:50:33 UTC 2010

Package: libxml2
Version: 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

hello dear maintainers,

since 2 days, every single xml file parsing segfault (with xmllint as
well as with perl XML::Simple).

- I tried to apt-get source and compile again: same pb. 
- using gdb and some code hacks, i saw the segfault appears at xmlIO.c:2412
  because cptr is out of bounds.
- collecting more infos is WIP.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.5
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-vserver-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libxml2 depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.7-18lenny4      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages libxml2 recommends:
ii  xml-core                      0.12       XML infrastructure and XML catalog

libxml2 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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