Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2010:243)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in libxml2 :

libxml2 before 2.7.8 reads from invalid memory locations during
processing of malformed XPath expressions, which allows
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application
crash) via a crafted XML document (CVE-2010-4008).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

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: 50839 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44779

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4008

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