GLSA-201110-26 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201110-26
(libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A local or remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the application or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201110-26.xml

Solution :

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.7.8-r3'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56660 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44779
45617
48056
49279
49658

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4008
CVE-2010-4494
CVE-2011-1944
CVE-2011-2821
CVE-2011-2834