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

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.

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1819

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