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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29940

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425927

http://www.nessus.org/u?d51b676a

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29940

File Name: fedora_2008-0462.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6284

BID: 27248

FEDORA: 2008-0462

CWE: 399