openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-SU-2012:1647-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

A Heap-based buffer underflow in the xmlParseAttValueComplex function
in parser.c in libxml2 allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted entities in an
XML document.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-12/msg00028.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=793334

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74846 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134

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