Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60473
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2, libxml2-devel and / or libxml2-python packages.