[xml] Security flaw affecting all previous libxml2 releases

  Unfortunately, a security flaw was found (originally by Brad Fitzpatrick
from Google) and affecting all previous releases of libxml2 when parsing
XML. Two specially crafted broken UTF-8 sequences when occuring at the
wrong place lead the parser to go into an infinite loop. Very annoying,
as this lead to a relatively easy Denial of Service attack, the good part
being that this is very unlikely to happen just by error, and to protect
the community we won't release the way to reproduce this.

  But all users are strongly invited to upgrade their libxml2 versions to
2.6.31 [1], or apply the patch [2] (or a derivative for 2.5 or 2.4 branches)
to their version. Most OS vendors shipping libxml2 should have updates
by now or very soon, if needed check your update stream, it is referenced
as CVE-2007-6284 .

    Sorry for the inconvenience,


[1] ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml/libxml2-2.6.31.tar.gz
[2] http://veillard.com/libxml2.patch

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