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Secunia Security Advisory 49859

Secunia Security Advisory 49859
Posted Jul 11, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Gentoo has issued an update for libxml2. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

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Secunia Security Advisory 49859

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TITLE:
Gentoo update for libxml2

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49859

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49859/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49859

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-10

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49859/#comments

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DESCRIPTION:
Gentoo has issued an update for libxml2. This fixes a vulnerability,
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an
application using the library.

For more information:
SA49177

SOLUTION:
Update to "dev-libs/libxml2-2.8.0_rc1" or later.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
GLSA 201207-02:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201207-02.xml

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
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EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
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EXTENDED SOLUTION:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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