Fedora 8 : libxml2-2.6.31-1.fc8 (2008-0462)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29940
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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes a potential Denial of Service attack on services using libxml2 to parse user provided XML. All users are invited to upgrade. Fixes CVE-2007-6284

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29940

File Name: fedora_2008-0462.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6284

BID: 27248

FEDORA: 2008-0462

CWE: 399