Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:180-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36598
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAndreas Solberg found a denial of service flaw in how libxml2 processed certain content. If an application linked against libxml2 processed such malformed XML content, it could cause the application to stop responding (CVE-2008-3281).
The original fix used to correct this issue caused some applications that used the libxml2 library to crash. These new updated packages use a different fix that does not cause certain linked applications to crash as the old packages did.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.