GLSA-201507-08 : libxml2: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-08
(libxml2: Denial of Service)

libxml2 returns the empty string when the allocation limit is
encountered while constructing the attribute value string.

Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service via a specially
crafted XML file.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-08

Solution :

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.2-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84607 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1819

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