Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml (MDVSA-2009:200-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in libxml :

Stack consumption vulnerability in libxml2 2.5.10, 2.6.16, 2.6.26,
2.6.27, and 2.6.32, and libxml 1.8.17, allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large
depth of element declarations in a DTD, related to a function
recursion, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework
(CVE-2009-2414).

Multiple use-after-free vulnerabilities in libxml2 2.5.10, 2.6.16,
2.6.26, 2.6.27, and 2.6.32, and libxml 1.8.17, allow context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted
(1) Notation or (2) Enumeration attribute types in an XML file, as
demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework (CVE-2009-2416).

This update provides a solution to these vulnerabilities.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

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:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40584 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-200.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36010

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2414
CVE-2009-2416

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