Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60342
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes certain content. If an application linked against libxml2 processes malformed XML content, it could cause the application to stop responding. (CVE-2007-6284)

Solution

Update the affected libxml2, libxml2-devel and / or libxml2-python packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?72684818

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60342

File Name: sl_20080111_libxml2_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6284

CWE: 399