This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the
implementation of various XML standards.
It was found that the hashing routine used by libxml2 arrays was
susceptible to predictable hash collisions. Sending a
specially-crafted message to an XML service could result in longer
processing time, which could lead to a denial of service. To mitigate
this issue, randomization has been added to the hashing function to
reduce the chance of an attacker successfully causing intentional
All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop
must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 58086 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0841