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Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 17:53:16 +0200
From: Robert Buchholz <>
Subject: Re: libxml2 denial of service flaw (CVE-2008-3281)

On Wednesday 20 August 2008, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 12:42:29PM -0400, Josh Bressers wrote:
> > Yes, this can be considered public.  An announcement should be
> > appearing on the xml list shortly:
> >
> >
>   It's out:
> thanks everybody !

Our gnome maintainers pointed out that the patch (which was also pushed 
upstream) breaks GDM in GNOME 2.22, as can be seen in Gentoo and 

upstream bug:

Those who did not push updates yet might want to delay this, we have 
been reverting the patch for now.
I am CC'ing oss-security, please send follow-ups to that list.


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