[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#840554: libxml2: CVE-2016-5131

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Wed Oct 12 18:17:47 UTC 2016

Source: libxml2
Version: 2.9.4+dfsg1-2
Severity: grave
Tags: security upstream patch fixed-upstream


the following vulnerability was published for libxml2.

| Use-after-free vulnerability in libxml2 through 2.9.4, as used in
| Google Chrome before 52.0.2743.82, allows remote attackers to cause a
| denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via
| vectors related to the XPointer range-to 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-2016-5131
[1] https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=9ab01a277d71f54d3143c2cf333c5c2e9aaedd9e
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1358641#c3
[3] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=768428 (not public)

Please adjust the affected versions in the BTS as needed.


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