Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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. (CVE-2014-3660)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?521fba5d

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78646 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3660

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