RHEL 2.1 / 3 : libxml2 (RHSA-2004:615)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated libxml2 package that fixes multiple buffer overflows is now
available.

libxml2 is a library for manipulating XML files.

Multiple buffer overflow bugs have been found in libxml2 versions
prior to 2.6.14. If an attacker can trick a user into passing a
specially crafted FTP URL or FTP proxy URL to an application that uses
the vulnerable functions of libxml2, it could be possible to execute
arbitrary code. Additionally, if an attacker can return a specially
crafted DNS request to libxml2, it could be possible to execute
arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0989 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0989.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/379383/2004-10-24/2004-10-30/0
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-615.html

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2, libxml2-devel and / or libxml2-python
packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15702 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0989