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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201711-01 (libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted XML document, could remotely execute arbitrary code, conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.4-r3' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.