SUSE SLES10 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2013:1627-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

libxml2 has been updated to fix the following security issue :

- CVE-2013-0338: libxml2 allowed context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory
consumption) via an XML file containing an entity
declaration with long replacement text and many
references to this entity, aka 'internal entity
expansion' with linear complexity.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cdc8f74f
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3102.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3919.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0841.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2807.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5134.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0338.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0339.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2877.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/829077
http://www.nessus.org/u?18ac0600

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 packages

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

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