FreeBSD : libxml2 -- Denial of service (0642b064-56c4-11e4-8b87-bcaec565249c)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

RedHat reports :

A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2, a library providing
support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote
attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when
processed by an application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU
consumption (denial of service) based on excessive entity
substitutions, even if entity substitution was disabled, which is the
parser default behavior.

See also :

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1655.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?83e091bb

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78577 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3660

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