Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml (MDVSA-2011:131-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56085


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in libxml/libxml2 :

Integer overflow in xpath.c in libxml2 2.6.x through 2.6.32 and 2.7.x through 2.7.8, and libxml 1.8.16 and earlier, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted XML file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow when adding a new namespace node, related to handling of XPath expressions (CVE-2011-1944).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Update :

Packages were misssing for Mandriva Linux 2011 with the MDVSA-2011:131 advisory which are now being provided.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56085

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-131.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/09/06

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2_2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml1-devel, 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:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1944

BID: 48056

MDVSA: 2011:131-1