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[SECURITY] Fedora 8 Update: libxml2-2.7.2-2.fc8



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-9729
2008-11-19 13:13:19
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Name        : libxml2
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 2.7.2
Release     : 2.fc8
URL         : http://xmlsoft.org/
Summary     : Library providing XML and HTML support
Description :
This library allows to manipulate XML files. It includes support
to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. There is DTDs support
this includes parsing and validation even with complex DtDs, either
at parse time or later once the document has been modified. The output
can be a simple SAX stream or and in-memory DOM like representations.
In this case one can use the built-in XPath and XPointer implementation
to select subnodes or ranges. A flexible Input/Output mechanism is
available, with existing HTTP and FTP modules and combined to an
URI library.

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Update Information:

Fixes a couple of security issues when overflowing text data size of buffer
size.
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ChangeLog:

* Wed Nov 12 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> - 2.7.2-2.fc8
- two patches for size overflows problems CVE-2008-4225 and CVE-2008-4226
* Tue Oct  7 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> 2.7.2-1.fc8
- new release 2.7.2
- Fixes the known problems in 2.7.1
- increase the set of options when saving documents
* Thu Oct  2 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> 2.7.1-2.fc8
- fix a nasty bug in 2.7.x, http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660
* Mon Sep  1 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> 2.7.1-1.fc8
- upstream release of 2.7.1
- fix python serialization which was broken in 2.7.0
- upstream release of 2.7.0
- switch to XML 1.0 5th edition
- switch to RFC 3986 for URI parsing
- better entity handling
- option to remove hardcoded limitations in the parser
- more testing
- a new API to allocate entity nodes
- and lot of fixes and cleanups
* Mon Aug 25 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> 2.6.31-2.fc8
- fix for entities recursion problem
- Resolve: rhbz#459712
* Fri Apr 11 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> 2.6.32-1.fc8
- upstream release 2.6.32 see http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
- many bugs fixed upstrea
* Fri Jan 11 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> 2.6.31-1.fc8
- upstream release 2.6.31 see http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
- many bug fixed upstream
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #470480 - CVE-2008-4225 libxml2: integer overflow leading to infinite loop in xmlBufferResize
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470480
  [ 2 ] Bug #470466 - CVE-2008-4226 libxml2: integer overflow leading to memory corruption in  xmlSAX2Characters
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470466
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libxml2' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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