Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2010:260)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 51793


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in libxml2 :

A double free vulnerability in libxml2 (xpath.c) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to XPath handling (CVE-2010-4494).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 51793

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-260.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/01/28

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4494

MDVSA: 2010:260