Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxslt (MDVSA-2013:047)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libxslt :

The XSL implementation in libxslt allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (incorrect read operation) via unspecified vectors
(CVE-2012-2825).

libxslt 1.1.26 and earlier does not properly manage memory, which
might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application
crash) via a crafted XSLT expression that is not properly identified
during XPath navigation, related to (1) the
xsltCompileLocationPathPattern function in libxslt/pattern.c and (2)
the xsltGenerateIdFunction function in libxslt/functions.c
(CVE-2012-2870).

libxml2 2.9.0-rc1 and earlier does not properly support a cast of an
unspecified variable during handling of XSL transforms, which allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unknown
other impact via a crafted document, related to the _xmlNs data
structure in include/libxml/tree.h (CVE-2012-2871).

Double free vulnerability in libxslt allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via
vectors related to XSL transforms (CVE-2012-2893).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66061 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54203
55331
55676

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2825
CVE-2012-2870
CVE-2012-2871
CVE-2012-2893

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