RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : libxml2 (RHSA-2008:0884)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34190
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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 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

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 heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 handled long XML entity names. If an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted malformed XML content, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-3529)

All users of libxml2 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-2008-3529

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0884

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34190

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0884.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/12/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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: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:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3529

RHSA: 2008:0884

CWE: 119