freebsd-security Digest, Vol 270, Issue 1



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Today's Topics:

1. Secure libxml2? (Gunther Mayer)
2. Re: Secure libxml2? (Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:22:20 +0200
From: Gunther Mayer <gunther.mayer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Secure libxml2?
To: freebsd-security@xxxxxxxxxxx
Message-ID: <48FC69EC.9000609@xxxxxxxxx>
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Hi there,

We're using libxml2 and the version in ports (2.6.x) currently suffers
from a rather serious security vulnerability already posted last Friday:

http://www.freebsd.org/ports/portaudit/d71da236-9a94-11dd-8f42-001c2514716c.html


Yet there's no libxml2-2.7.x in ports as required by the above notice.
So there's no solution other than compiling an up-to-date one by hand
and that opens up a whole different can of worms regarding dependencies.

I emailed the official maintainer (gnome@xxxxxxxxxxx) but am not holding
my breath, chances are they won't even see my mail amongst all the spam
they must be getting. So I'm wondering does anybody know what's going on
or what I could do to get my systems secure?

Regards,

Gunther


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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:57:10 +0200
From: Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav <des@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Secure libxml2?
To: Gunther Mayer <gunther.mayer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freebsd-security@xxxxxxxxxxx
Message-ID: <861vybifvd.fsf@xxxxxxxxxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Gunther Mayer <gunther.mayer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I emailed the official maintainer (gnome@xxxxxxxxxxx) but am not
holding my breath, chances are they won't even see my mail amongst all
the spam they must be getting. So I'm wondering does anybody know
what's going on or what I could do to get my systems secure?

Actually, gnome@xxxxxxxxxxx is a mailing list (freebsd-gnome) that gets
very little spam. Feel free to subscribe and / or peruse the archive.
In the meantime, there is a PR (ports/127661) with a patch that you
might try.

DES
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Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des@xxxxxx


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