RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : libxml2 (RHSA-2008:0032)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libxml2 packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libxml2 packages provide a library that allows you to manipulate
XML files. It includes support to read, modify, and write XML and HTML
files.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes
certain content. If an application linked against libxml2 processes
malformed XML content, it could cause the application to stop
responding. (CVE-2007-6284)

Red Hat would like to thank the Google Security Team for responsibly
disclosing this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6284.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0032.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29954 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6284