Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:212)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36844


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


libxml2 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36844

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-212.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2_2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2_2, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4409

MDVSA: 2008:212

CWE: 399