Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2011:188)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57320


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in libxml2 :

Off-by-one error in libxml allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) via a crafted website CVE-2011-0216).

libxml2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via unspecified vectors (CVE-2011-3905).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57320

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-188.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/12/16

Modified: 2014/11/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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: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: 2011/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-3905

BID: 48832

MDVSA: 2011:188