[arch-security] [ASA-201601-8] libxslt: denial of service
anthraxx at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 13 14:17:04 UTC 2016
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201601-8
Date : 2016-01-13
CVE-ID : CVE-2015-7995
Package : libxslt
Type : denial of service
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE
The package libxslt before version 1.1.28-4 is vulnerable to denial of
Upgrade to 1.1.28-4.
# pacman -Syu "libxslt>=1.1.28-4"
The problem has been fixed upstream but no release is available yet.
A type confusion vulnerability was discovered in the
xsltStylePreCompute() function of libxslt. A remote attacker could
possibly exploit this flaw to cause an application using libxslt to
crash by tricking the application into processing a specially crafted
A remote attacker is able to create a specially crafted XSLT document
that, when processed, is leading to an application crash resulting in
denial of service.
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