This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the
implementation of various XML standards.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 performed string
substitutions when entity values for entity references replacement was
enabled. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file
that, when processed by an application linked against libxml2, would
lead to excessive CPU consumption. (CVE-2013-0338)
All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop
must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false