RHEL 4 / 5 : libxslt (RHSA-2008:0649)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libxslt packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

libxslt is a library for transforming XML files into other XML files
using the standard XSLT stylesheet transformation mechanism.

A heap buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the RC4 libxslt library
extension. An attacker could create a malicious XSL file that would
cause a crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the application using the libxslt library to perform XSL
transformations on untrusted XSL style sheets. (CVE-2008-2935)

Red Hat would like to thank Chris Evans for reporting this

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

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected libxslt, libxslt-devel and / or libxslt-python

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30467

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2935