Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxslt (MDVSA-2008:160)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36753


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Chris Evans of the Google Security Team found a vulnerability in the RC4 processing code in libxslt that did not properly handle corrupted key information. A remote attacker able to make an application linked against libxslt process malicious XML input could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application in question (CVE-2008-2935).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36753

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-160.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xslt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xslt1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xslt1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxslt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxslt-proc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxslt1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxslt1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-libxslt, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2935

MDVSA: 2008:160

CWE: 119