Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:180-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Andreas Solberg found a denial of service flaw in how libxml2
processed certain content. If an application linked against libxml2
processed such malformed XML content, it could cause the application
to stop responding (CVE-2008-3281).

Update :

The original fix used to correct this issue caused some applications
that used the libxml2 library to crash. These new updated packages use
a different fix that does not cause certain linked applications to
crash as the old packages did.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36598 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-180.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30783

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3281

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