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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0749 :
Updated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.
The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the
implementation of various XML standards.
It was discovered that libxml2 loaded external parameter entities even
when entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker able to
provide a specially crafted XML file to an application linked against
libxml2 could use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE)
attacks, possibly resulting in a denial of service or an information
leak on the system. (CVE-2014-0191)
The CVE-2014-0191 issue was discovered by Daniel P. Berrange of Red
All libxml2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop
must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take
See also :
Update the affected libxml2 packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false