Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libxml/libxml2 (MDKSA-2004:127)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15638
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple buffer overflows were reported in the libxml XML parsing library. These vulnerabilities may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long FTP URL that is not properly handled by the xmlNanoFTPScanURL() function, a long proxy URL containing FTP data that is not properly handled by the xmlNanoFTPScanProxy() function, and other overflows in the code that resolves names via DNS.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/379383/2004-10-24/2004-10-30/0

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15638

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-127.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 11/5/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-utils, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0989

MDKSA: 2004:127