Fedora 8 : libxml2-2.7.1-2.fc8 (2008-8582)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34342


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This is an urgent security fix for a bug newly introduced in libxml2-2.7.x leading to CPU and memory exhaustion. See upstream bug report for further details:

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.


Update the affected libxml2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34342

File Name: fedora_2008-8582.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/10/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4409

FEDORA: 2008-8582

CWE: 399