RHEL 6 : libxml2 (RHSA-2015:1419)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low 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.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the libxml2 library
parsed certain XML files. An attacker could provide a specially
crafted XML file that, when parsed by an application using libxml2,
could cause that application to use an excessive amount of memory.
(CVE-2015-1819)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product
Security.

This update also fixes the following bug :

This update fixes an error that occurred when running a test case for
the serialization of HTML documents. (BZ#1004513)

Users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop
must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take
effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-1819.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1419.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 : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84945 ()

Bugtraq ID: 75570

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1819

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