Fedora 14 : libxml-1.8.17-27.fc14 (2011-7856)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update addresses CVE-2011-1944 (heap-based buffer overflow by
adding a new namespace node to an existing nodeset or merging
nodesets). It is described in detail at
http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.com/2011/05/libxml-vulnerability-an
d-interesting.html

It also fixes the broken xpath implementation, which was crashing in
the regression test suite on 32-bit architectures and failing some of
the tests on all architectures.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6648f70f
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=709747
http://www.nessus.org/u?2c7208c6

Solution :

Update the affected libxml package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55495 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48056

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1944

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