OracleVM 3.2 : libxml2 (OVMSA-2016-0063)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address
critical security updates :

- Add libxml2-enterprise.patch

- Replaced doc/redhat.gif in tarball with updated image

- CVE-2014-3660 denial of service via recursive entity
expansion (rhbz#1161841)

- fixed one regexp bug and added a (rhbz#922450)

- Another small change on the algorithm for the
elimination of epsilon (rhbz#922450)

- detect and stop excessive entities expansion upon
replacement (rhbz#912573)

- fix validation issues with some XSD (rhbz#877348)

- xmlDOMWrapCloneNode discards namespace of the node
parameter (rhbz#884707)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/oraclevm-errata/2016-June/000484.html

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 / libxml2-python 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: OracleVM Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91745 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70644

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3660

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