Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2014:086)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libxml2 packages fix security vulnerability :

It was discovered that libxml2, a library providing support to read,
modify and write XML files, incorrectly performs entity substituton in
the doctype prolog, even if the application using libxml2 disabled any
entity substitution. A remote attacker could provide a specially
crafted XML file that, when processed, would lead to the exhaustion of
CPU and memory resources or file descriptors (CVE-2014-0191).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0214.html

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: 73978 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67233

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0191

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