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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15638


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15638

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-127.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/05

Modified: 2014/04/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2004/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0989

MDKSA: 2004:127