Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:231)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 36883
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security Team found two flaws in libxml2. The first is a denial of service flaw in libxml2's XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 were to process certain malformed XML content, it cause the application to enter an infinite loop (CVE-2008-4225).

The second is an integer overflow that caused a heap-based buffer overflow in libxml2's XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 were to process certain malformed XML content, it could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-4226).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36883

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-231.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, 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: 11/18/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4225, CVE-2008-4226

MDVSA: 2008:231

CWE: 189, 399