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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202010-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202010-04
Posted Oct 20, 2020
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202010-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, the worst of which could result in a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 2.9.10 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2019-20388, CVE-2020-7595
MD5 | c8ff946a0249d14be03810a74d523804

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202010-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 20, 2020
Bugs: #710748
ID: 202010-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxml2, the worst of which
could result in a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

libxml2 is the XML (eXtended Markup Language) C parser and toolkit
initially developed for the Gnome project.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/libxml2 < 2.9.10 >= 2.9.10

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.10"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2019-20388
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-20388
[ 2 ] CVE-2020-7595
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-7595

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202010-04

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2020 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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