Amazon Linux AMI : libxml2 (ALAS-2013-188)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

libxml2 2.9.0 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause
a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via an XML file
containing an entity declaration with long replacement text and many
references to this entity, aka 'internal entity expansion' with linear
complexity.

See also :

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-188.html

Solution :

Run 'yum update libxml2' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69747 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0338