libxml2 (SSA:2017-266-01)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] libxml2 (SSA:2017-266-01)
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:32:44 -0700 (PDT)

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[slackware-security] libxml2 (SSA:2017-266-01)

New libxml2 packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current
to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This release fixes some security issues:
Detect infinite recursion in parameter entities (Nick Wellnhofer),
Fix handling of parameter-entity references (Nick Wellnhofer),
Disallow namespace nodes in XPointer ranges (Nick Wellnhofer),
Fix XPointer paths beginning with range-to (Nick Wellnhofer).
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 package:
d34e4c3be3d1e29ff6b5dc5a250048bf libxml2-2.9.5-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
74a219bdfb32feea365333d8f895b8f8 libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
07bdea8de0773974a9aad289b9aea3b5 libxml2-2.9.5-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
6c8c68b5dfb023f6231f485fa16f86b2 libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware 14.2 package:
412befce9b44307ac35c779b50c43cb3 libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
b9a85f45155194ed8c4202353393d57b libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
a21bbe336bfd526af48d9e9f6a00a375 l/libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
b3d312e65c5c2e695ca649a1aeeebc1d l/libxml2-2.9.5-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz


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