Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2011:145)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56429


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Double free vulnerabilities in libxml2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted XPath expression and via vectors related to XPath handling (CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56429

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-145.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/10

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834

BID: 49279, 49658

MDVSA: 2011:145