Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2010:243)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50839


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in libxml2 :

libxml2 before 2.7.8 reads from invalid memory locations during processing of malformed XPath expressions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted XML document (CVE-2010-4008).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50839

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-243.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/11/30

Modified: 2014/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4008

BID: 44779

MDVSA: 2010:243