GLSA-201203-04 : libxml2: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58214
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-04 (libxml2: Denial of Service)
libxml2 does not properly randomize hash functions to protect against hash collision attacks.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted XML document with an application using libxml2 resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.7.8-r5'