Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2014:204)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libxml2 :

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 updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1655.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78666 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70644

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3660

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