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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 51793
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 51793

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-260.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 1/28/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:mandriva:linux:2009.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:mandriva:linux:2010.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:mandriva:linux:2010.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-utils:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:mandriva:linux:libxml2_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4494

MDVSA: 2010:260