[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#842570: libxslt: CVE-2016-4738: possible heap overread

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Sun Oct 30 13:09:41 UTC 2016

Source: libxslt
Version: 1.1.28-2
Severity: grave
Tags: security upstream patch


the following vulnerability was published for libxslt.

| libxslt in Apple iOS before 10, OS X before 10.12, tvOS before 10, and
| watchOS before 3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or
| cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site.

Unfortunately as for many libxml2 issues, the above is not very
specific and there is upstream bug referenced. But the fix is
mentioned as [1].

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-2016-4738
[1] https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxslt/commit/?id=eb1030de31165b68487f288308f9d1810fed6880

Please adjust the affected versions in the BTS as needed.


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