Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e3135ee7

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1819

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