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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?34538460

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64964 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0338