GLSA-200806-02 : libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200806-02
(libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code)

Anthony de Almeida Lopes reported a vulnerability in libxslt when
handling XSL style-sheet files, which could be exploited to trigger the
use of uninitialized memory, e.g. in a call to 'free()'.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process an
XML file using a specially crafted XSL transformation file, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200806-02.xml

Solution :

All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.24'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33085 (gentoo_GLSA-200806-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1767