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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60473
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Synopsis

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

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 handled long XML entity names. If an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted malformed XML content, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-3529)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ac2ead9

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60473

File Name: sl_20080911_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

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

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: 9/11/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3529

CWE: 119