RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : libxml2 (RHSA-2008:0032)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29954
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated libxml2 packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libxml2 packages provide a library that allows you to manipulate XML files. It includes support to read, modify, and write XML and HTML files.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes certain content. If an application linked against libxml2 processes malformed XML content, it could cause the application to stop responding. (CVE-2007-6284)

Red Hat would like to thank the Google Security Team for responsibly disclosing this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution

Update the affected libxml2, libxml2-devel and / or libxml2-python packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-6284

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0032

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29954

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0032.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6284

BID: 27248

RHSA: 2008:0032

CWE: 399