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USN89-1 : libxml vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
libxml vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libxml-dev
- libxml1

Description :

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in libxml's FTP
connection and DNS resolution functions. Supplying very long FTP URLs
or IP addresses might result in execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the process using libxml.

This does not affect the core XML parsing code, which is what the
majority of programs use this library for.

Note: The same vulnerability was already fixed for libxml2 in

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libxml-dev-1.8.17-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libxml1-1.8.17-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)

Threat Level: High

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