GLSA-201207-02 : libxml2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
off-by-one error.

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59894 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53540

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3102