Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 handled
long XML entity names. If an application linked against libxml2
processed untrusted malformed XML content, it could cause the
application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2, libxml2-devel and / or libxml2-python

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60473 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3529