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Description of problem:
When fetching a remote resource via ftp and http
libxml2 use special parsing routines which had a buffer
overflow problem if passed a URL more than 4Kb.
This is a potential security issue covering all libxml2
releases up to 2.6.5 and fixed in 2.6.6
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1./usr/bin/xmllint http://`perl -e 'print "A" x 5000'`
Actual Results: segfaults
Expected Results: should not segfault
This covers RHEL 2.1, RHL9, RHEL 3 and FC1 <grin/>
Created attachment 97942 [details]
This patch fix the problem on 2.6.5
Best processing seems to:
- apply the patch for RHEL 2.1 and 3
- push 2.6.6 or 2.6.7 as a fedora core 1 update
- for RHL9 applying the patch is probably the simplest.
RHSA-2004:090 (RHEL) and RHSA-2004:091 (RHL9) in progress.
was released 2004-02-26