This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
A flaw in libxml2 versions prior to 2.6.6 was found by Yuuichi
Teranishi. When fetching a remote source via FTP or HTTP, libxml2 uses
special parsing routines that can overflow a buffer if passed a very
long URL. In the event that the attacker can find a program that uses
libxml2 which parses remote resources and allows them to influence the
URL, this flaw could be used to execute arbitrary code.
The updated packages provide a backported fix to correct the problem.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5