A vulnerability has been reported in libxml, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error when traversing the XPath axis of certain XML files. This can be exploited to cause a crash when an application using the library processes a specially crafted XML file.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.7.8.
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Subject: libxml XPath Denial of Service Vulnerability
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