Scientific Linux Security Update : xmlsec1 on 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 :

A flaw was found in the way xmlsec1 handled XML files that contain an
XSLT transformation specification. A specially crafted XML file could
cause xmlsec1 to create or overwrite an arbitrary file while
performing the verification of a file's digital signature.
(CVE-2011-1425)

After installing the update, all running applications that use the
xmlsec1 library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?38390ebe

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61032 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1425