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Security update for libxml2

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(Last modified: 20DEC2007)


solutions Security update for libxml2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f9364893382df399b6831f0d5db6e063)

Applies to

Package: libxml2
libxml2-devel
libxml2-python
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86_64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IPF
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-12032Zypp-Patch-Number: 4840
Release: 20071220
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using libxml2 should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

libxml2 contained a DoS condition in xmlCurrentChar()'s UTF-8 processing. CVE-2007-6284 has been assigned to this problem.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv libxml2.rpm libxml2-devel.rpm libxml2-python.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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