Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml (MDVSA-2011:131-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 56085
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
Packages were misssing for Mandriva Linux 2011 with the MDVSA-2011:131 advisory which are now being provided.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.