Fedora 9 : libxml2-2.7.1-2.fc9 (2008-8575)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This is an urgent security fix for a bug newly introduced in
libxml2-2.7.x leading to CPU and memory exhaustion. See upstream bug
report for further details:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660

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.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660
http://www.nessus.org/u?781a5471

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34341 (fedora_2008-8575.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4409

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