Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:212)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36844
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Descriptionlibxml2 version 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 did not properly handle predefined entities definitions in entities, which allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash) via certain XML documents (CVE-2008-4409).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.