[SECURITY] Fedora 10 Update: libxml2-2.7.3-2.fc10

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Fedora Update Notification
2009-08-11 21:52:17

Name        : libxml2
Product     : Fedora 10
Version     : 2.7.3
Release     : 2.fc10
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.

Update Information:

two patches for parsing problems raised by ficora

* Mon Aug 10 2009 Daniel Veillard <veillard at redhat.com> - 2.7.3-2
- two patches for parsing problems CVE-2009-2414 and CVE-2009-2416
* Mon Jan 19 2009 Daniel Veillard <veillard at redhat.com> - 2.7.3-1.fc10
- new release 2.7.3
- limit default max size of text nodes
- special parser mode for PHP
- bug fixes and more compiler checks
* Wed Nov 12 2008 Daniel Veillard <veillard at redhat.com> - 2.7.2-2.fc10
- two patches for size overflows problems CVE-2008-4225 and CVE-2008-4226

  [ 1 ] Bug #515195 - CVE-2009-2414 libxml, libxml2: Stack overflow by parsing root XML element DTD definition
  [ 2 ] Bug #515205 - CVE-2009-2416 libxml, libxml2: Pointer use-after-free flaws by parsing Notation and Enumeration attribute types

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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