GLSA-201311-06 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-06
(libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document with an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting
in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201311-06.xml

Solution :

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.1-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70836 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55331
56684
58180
58892
59265
61050

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2871
CVE-2012-5134
CVE-2013-0338
CVE-2013-1664
CVE-2013-1969
CVE-2013-2877