[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#844581: libxml2: CVE-2016-9318

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Thu Nov 17 05:28:05 UTC 2016

Source: libxml2
Version: 2.9.4+dfsg1-2.1
Severity: important
Tags: security upstream
Forwarded: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=772726


the following vulnerability was published for libxml2.

| libxml2 2.9.4 and earlier, as used in XMLSec 1.2.23 and earlier and
| other products, does not offer a flag directly indicating that the
| current document may be read but other files may not be opened, which
| makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct XML External Entity
| (XXE) attacks via a crafted document.

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-2016-9318
[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=772726

Please adjust the affected versions in the BTS as needed.


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