Trustix alert: libxml2

Posted by dave on Mar 6, 2004 10:17 AM EDT
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URLs longer than 4096 bytes would cause an overflow while using nanohttp in libxml2.


- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0010

Package name: libxml2 Summary: buffer overrun in nanohttp Date: 2004-03-05 Affected versions: Trustix 2.0

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Package description: This library allows to manipulate XML files. It includes support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files.

Problem description: URLs longer than 4096 bytes would cause an overflow while using nanohttp in libxml2.

Action: We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your system.

Location: All Trustix updates are available from

About Trustix Secure Linux: Trustix Secure Linux is a small Linux distribution for servers. With focus on security and stability, the system is painlessly kept safe and up to date from day one using swup, the automated software updater.

Automatic updates: Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

Public testing: Most updates for Trustix are made available for public testing some time before release. If you want to contribute by testing the various packages in the testing tree, please feel free to share your findings on the tsl-discuss mailinglist. The testing tree is located at

You may also use swup for public testing of updates: site { class = 0 location = "" regexp = ".*" }

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The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at or directly at

MD5sums of the packages: - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13066c223f0c3148eb69cfd399ea3f14 2.0/rpms/libxml2-2.5.10-1tr.i586.rpm b0a80332a30d823552dc99a13ffbf689 2.0/rpms/libxml2-devel-2.5.10-1tr.i586.rpm f58ec53e75a663aee96b7e472d01874f 2.0/rpms/libxml2-python-2.5.10-1tr.i586.rpm 2a048d808097e162648d7f31f6c0ada5 2.0/srpms/libxml2-2.5.10-1tr.src.rpm - --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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