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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201207-02
(libxml2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
The 'xmlXPtrEvalXPtrPart()' function in xpointer.c contains an
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a
specially crafted XML document with an application using libxml2,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.8.0_rc1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false