Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml (MDVSA-2011:131-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
libxml/libxml2 :

Integer overflow in xpath.c in libxml2 2.6.x through 2.6.32 and 2.7.x
through 2.7.8, and libxml 1.8.16 and earlier, allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted XML file that triggers a heap-based
buffer overflow when adding a new namespace node, related to handling
of XPath expressions (CVE-2011-1944).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Update :

Packages were misssing for Mandriva Linux 2011 with the MDVSA-2011:131
advisory which are now being provided.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56085 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48056

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1944

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