Re: [xml] Release of libxml2 2.9.13

Nick, thank you for shipping this release!

Is there any additional information about CVE-2022-23308 (other than the commit log) that would help downstream projects triage? Was there a CVSS score calculated or severity assigned?

On Sun, Feb 20, 2022 at 7:53 AM Nick Wellnhofer via xml <xml gnome org> wrote:
Version 2.9.13 of libxml2 is available at:

Note that starting with this release, libxml2 tarballs are published on instead of

### Security

- [CVE-2022-23308] Use-after-free of ID and IDREF attributes
   (Thanks to Shinji Sato for the report)
- Use-after-free in xmlXIncludeCopyRange (David Kilzer)
- Fix null deref in xmlSchemaGetComponentTargetNs (huangduirong)
- Fix memory leak in xmlXPathCompNodeTest
- Fix null pointer deref in xmlStringGetNodeList
- Fix several memory leaks found by Coverity (David King)

### Fixed regressions

- Fix regression in RelaxNG pattern matching
- Properly handle nested documents in xmlFreeNode
- Fix regression with PEs in external DTD
- Fix random dropping of characters on dumping ASCII encoded XML (Mohammad
- Revert "Make schema validation fail with multiple top-level elements"
- Fix regression when parsing invalid HTML tags in push mode
- Fix regression parsing public IDs literals in HTML
- Fix buffering in xmlOutputBufferWrite
- Fix whitespace when serializing empty HTML documents
- Fix XPath recursion limit
- Fix regression in xmlNodeDumpOutputInternal
- Work around lxml API abuse

### Bug fixes

- Fix xmlSetTreeDoc with entity references
- Fix double counting of CRLF in comments
- Make sure to grow input buffer in xmlParseMisc
- Don't ignore xmllint options after "-"
- Don't normalize namespace URIs in XPointer xmlns() scheme
- Fix handling of XSD with empty namespace
- Also register HTML document nodes
- Make xmllint return an error if arguments are missing
- Fix handling of ctxt->base in xmlXPtrEvalXPtrPart
- Fix xmllint --maxmem
- Fix htmlReadFd, which was using a mix of xml and html context functions
   (Finn Barber)
- Move current position before possible calling of ctxt->sax->characters
   (Yulin Li)
- Fix parse failure when 4-byte character in UTF-16 BE is split across a chunk
   (David Kilzer)
- Patch to forbid epsilon-reduction of final states (Arne Becker)
- Avoid segfault at exit when using custom memory functions (Mike Dalessio)

### Tests, code quality, fuzzing

- Remove .travis.yml
- Make xmlFuzzReadString return a zero size in error case
- Fix unused function warning in testapi.c
- Update NewsML DTD in test suite
- Add more checks for malloc failures in xmllint.c
- Avoid potential integer overflow in xmlstring.c
- Run CI tests with UBSan implicit-conversion checks
- Fix casting of line numbers in SAX2.c
- Fix integer conversion warnings in hash.c
- Add explicit casts in runtest.c
- Fix integer conversion warning in xmlIconvWrapper
- Add suffix to unsigned constant in xmlmemory.c
- Add explicit casts in testchar.c
- Fix integer conversion warnings in xmlstring.c
- Add explicit cast in xmlURIUnescapeString
- Remove unused variable in xmlCharEncOutFunc (David King)

### Build system, portability

- Remove xmlwin32version.h
- Fix fuzzer test with VPATH build
- Support custom prefix when installing Python module
- Remove
- Remove CVS and SVN-related code
- Port python 3.x module to Windows and improve distutils (Chun-wei Fan)
- Correctly install the HTML examples into their subdirectory (Mattia Rizzolo)
- Refactor the settings of $docdir (Mattia Rizzolo)
- Remove unused configure checks (Ben Boeckel)
- python/ use *_LIBADD, not *_LDFLAGS for LIBS (Sam James)
- Fix check for libtool in
- Use version in for CMake (Timothy Lyanguzov)
- Add CMake alias targets for embedded projects (Markus Rickert)

### Documentation

- Remove SVN keyword anchors
- Rework README
- Remove README.cvs-commits
- Remove old ChangeLog
- Update hyperlinks
- Remove
- Remove xmltutorial.pdf
- Upload documentation to GitLab pages
- Document how to escape XML_CATALOG_FILES
- Fix libxml2.doap
- Update URL for libxml++ C++ binding (Kjell Ahlstedt)
- Generate devhelp2 index file (Emmanuele Bassi)
- Mention XML_CATALOG_FILES is space-separated (Jan Tojnar)
- Add documentaiton for xmllint exit code 10 (Rainer Canavan)
- Fix some validation errors in the FAQ (David King)
- Add instructions on how to use CMake to compile libxml (Markus Rickert)

Thanks to all contributors!


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