[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#812807: libxml2: CVE-2016-2073: out-of-bounds read in htmlParseNameComplex()

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Tue Jan 26 18:48:35 UTC 2016

Source: libxml2
Version: 2.8.0+dfsg1-1
Severity: important
Tags: security upstream


the following vulnerability was published for libxml2.

Out-of-bounds Read in the libxml2's htmlParseNameComplex() function

If you fix the vulnerability please also make sure to include the
CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id in your changelog entry.

For further information see:

[0] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-2073
[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1301928

Currently there is no patch available for this issue in upstream git.


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