Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxslt (MDVSA-2008:160)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Chris Evans of the Google Security Team found a vulnerability in the
RC4 processing code in libxslt that did not properly handle corrupted
key information. A remote attacker able to make an application linked
against libxslt process malicious XML input could cause the
application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the application in question (CVE-2008-2935).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

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: 36753 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-160.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2935

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