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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60496

Synopsis

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

Description

An integer overflow flaw causing a heap-based buffer overflow was found in the libxml2 XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted, malformed XML content, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-4226)

A denial of service flaw was discovered in the libxml2 XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted, malformed XML content, it could cause the application to enter an infinite loop.
(CVE-2008-4225)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?71fb994e

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60496

File Name: sl_20081117_libxml2_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2008/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4225, CVE-2008-4226

CWE: 189, 399