Fedora 8 : libxml2-2.6.31-1.fc8 (2008-0462)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This release fixes a potential Denial of Service attack on services
using libxml2 to parse user provided XML. All users are invited to
upgrade. Fixes CVE-2007-6284

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425927
http://www.nessus.org/u?d51b676a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29940 (fedora_2008-0462.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27248

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6284

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