GLSA-201203-08 : libxslt: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58218
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-08 (libxslt: Denial of Service)
An out of bounds read error has been found in libxslt/pattern.c in libxslt.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process an XML file using a specially crafted XSLT stylesheet in an application linked against libxslt, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.26-r3'