Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:212)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

libxml2 version 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 did not properly handle predefined
entities definitions in entities, which allowed context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and
application crash) via certain XML documents (CVE-2008-4409).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36844 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-212.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4409

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