Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82468 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0191

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