Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2012:098)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59652


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libxml2 :

An Off-by-one error in libxml2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors (CVE-2011-3102).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59652

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-098.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/22

Modified: 2013/09/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3102

MDVSA: 2012:098