Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDKSA-2004:018)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14118 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-018.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0110

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