Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : w3c-libwww (MDVSA-2009:218-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was found in xmltok_impl.c (expat) that with specially
crafted XML could be exploited and lead to a denial of service attack.
Related to CVE-2009-2625 (CVE-2009-3720).

This update fixes this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

See also :

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=280615

Solution :

Update the affected w3c-libwww, w3c-libwww-apps and / or
w3c-libwww-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40761 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-218.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36097

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3720

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