Fedora Core 1 2004-087: libxml2

High Nessus Plugin ID 13681


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-087 (libxml2).

This library allows to manipulate XML files. It includes support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. There is DTDs support this includes parsing and validation even with complex DtDs, either at parse time or later once the document has been modified. The output can be a simple SAX stream or and in-memory DOM like representations.
In this case one can use the built-in XPath and XPointer implementation to select subnodes or ranges. A flexible Input/Output mechanism is available, with existing HTTP and FTP modules and combined to an URI library.

Update Information:

Updated libxml2 packages are available to fix an overflow when parsing the URI for remote resources.



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13681

File Name: fedora_2004-087.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/RedHat/rpm-list