Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2010:243)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50839
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.