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

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Sun Jun 27 10:04:22 UTC 2010

severity 587271 important

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:50:33PM +0200, Marc Chantreux wrote:
> 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.

The version of libxml2 you are using hasn't changed for almost a year,
so I doubt it is really a libxml2 issue, thus downgrading severity.

Are you sure you don't have a custom libxml2 installation in
/usr/local/lib or something similar ? (try to check the output for ldd


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