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Security Advisory libxml2 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2004:090-06
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2004-02-26
Last updated on: 2004-02-26
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2004-0110

Details

Updated libxml2 packages that fix an overflow when parsing remote resources
are now available.

libxml2 is a library for manipulating XML files.

Yuuichi Teranishi discovered a flaw in libxml2 versions prior to 2.6.6.
When fetching a remote resource via FTP or HTTP, libxml2 uses special
parsing routines. These routines can overflow a buffer if passed a very
long URL. If an attacker is able to find an application using libxml2 that
parses remote resources and allows them to influence the URL, then this
flaw could be used to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0110
to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported fix and are not vulnerable to this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
 
IA-32:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 4a9e453a8266b7944ca3695f17e42a9d
libxml2-devel-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 1e735254a7252489c9d2478460022659
libxml2-python-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 8e96b561611eaf16ba6f44880d03ee15
 
IA-64:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 5b7b3cc1b20d388aa7863bd8028b0a40
libxml2-devel-2.4.19-5.ent.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 358ce25777eaa3f91ecaceb244a55ac7
libxml2-python-2.4.19-5.ent.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: f7abb73c013f1c67a1adef4511da6b22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 87a94f4cf266e922c5dec56d7d07eddf
libxml2-2.5.10-6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 87a94f4cf266e922c5dec56d7d07eddf
 
IA-32:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: c11396613bf20a0edb60a54147dca0f9
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 700a8992e3f5c6ae3a283ee6fee729b0
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 8b064f385faace5e7f37b1ca527ebac0
 
IA-64:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 730e6b5ed3d4873c2869452817e8ea0e
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: de54778c29e885daff5a044941fb3aae
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 605e2d88301d95f3fb449d93eb1f9ab6
 
PPC:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 329106c40bd1c0115ade5133f4ceb6b4
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 70c83f532240a2589d5e87ba30144c40
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 7035650585477335d8cce99d4f798c2b
 
s390:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: f4804fa1168118b92231f7391dd26558
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: d7ba412cd89f035239d80e0650ad31be
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 61b04a7dcd3d4e990701be2e26481fe1
 
s390x:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 3a62985175e409fea867f736ba44962b
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: a4708414233e06b0c03349e878365c8c
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 3c71b9a6db40aa79b7b05aef1254fafc
 
x86_64:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: b2df6ba3b63eb3bb62d4cb40300cb1e1
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 5c39fe77819f59eb330a828304a57e25
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: ad882af4862767b010c6b589bf44e1cd
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
 
IA-32:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 4a9e453a8266b7944ca3695f17e42a9d
libxml2-devel-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 1e735254a7252489c9d2478460022659
libxml2-python-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 8e96b561611eaf16ba6f44880d03ee15
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 87a94f4cf266e922c5dec56d7d07eddf
libxml2-2.5.10-6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 87a94f4cf266e922c5dec56d7d07eddf
 
IA-32:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: c11396613bf20a0edb60a54147dca0f9
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 700a8992e3f5c6ae3a283ee6fee729b0
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 8b064f385faace5e7f37b1ca527ebac0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
 
IA-32:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 4a9e453a8266b7944ca3695f17e42a9d
libxml2-devel-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 1e735254a7252489c9d2478460022659
libxml2-python-2.4.19-5.ent.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 8e96b561611eaf16ba6f44880d03ee15
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 87a94f4cf266e922c5dec56d7d07eddf
libxml2-2.5.10-6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 87a94f4cf266e922c5dec56d7d07eddf
 
IA-32:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: c11396613bf20a0edb60a54147dca0f9
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 700a8992e3f5c6ae3a283ee6fee729b0
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 8b064f385faace5e7f37b1ca527ebac0
 
IA-64:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 730e6b5ed3d4873c2869452817e8ea0e
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: de54778c29e885daff5a044941fb3aae
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 605e2d88301d95f3fb449d93eb1f9ab6
 
x86_64:
libxml2-2.5.10-6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: b2df6ba3b63eb3bb62d4cb40300cb1e1
libxml2-devel-2.5.10-6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: 5c39fe77819f59eb330a828304a57e25
libxml2-python-2.5.10-6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1206
    MD5: ad882af4862767b010c6b589bf44e1cd
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 7e1c408ae97fe6c28e8e162e9668f932
 
IA-64:
libxml2-2.4.19-5.ent.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 5b7b3cc1b20d388aa7863bd8028b0a40
libxml2-devel-2.4.19-5.ent.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: 358ce25777eaa3f91ecaceb244a55ac7
libxml2-python-2.4.19-5.ent.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0988
    MD5: f7abb73c013f1c67a1adef4511da6b22
 

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