Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2010:260)

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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 :

A double free vulnerability in libxml2 (xpath.c) allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified
other impact via vectors related to XPath handling (CVE-2010-4494).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51793 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4494

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