Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A heap-based buffer underflow flaw was found in the way libxml2
decoded certain entities. A remote attacker could provide a specially
crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against
libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2012-5134)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c944e17e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63106 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134