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
updates.

Description :

An integer overflow flaw causing a heap-based buffer overflow was
found in the libxml2 XML parser. If an application linked against
libxml2 processed untrusted, malformed XML content, it could cause the
application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-4226)

A denial of service flaw was discovered in the libxml2 XML parser. If
an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted, malformed
XML content, it could cause the application to enter an infinite loop.
(CVE-2008-4225)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0290c530

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60496 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4225
CVE-2008-4226