Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xmlsec1 (MDVSA-2009:267)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42092
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in xmlsec1 :
A missing check for the recommended minimum length of the truncated form of HMAC-based XML signatures was found in xmlsec1 prior to 1.2.12. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted XML file that forges an XML signature, allowing the attacker to bypass authentication that is based on the XML Signature specification (CVE-2009-0217).
This update fixes this vulnerability.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.