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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60637

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2009-2414 libxml, libxml2, mingw32-libxml2: Stack overflow by parsing root XML element DTD definition

CVE-2009-2416 libxml, libxml2, mingw32-libxml2: Pointer use-after-free flaws by parsing Notation and Enumeration attribute types

A stack overflow flaw was found in the way libxml processes the root XML document element definition in a DTD. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file, which once opened by a local, unsuspecting user, would lead to denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2009-2414)

Multiple use-after-free flaws were found in the way libxml parses the Notation and Enumeration attribute types. A remote attacker could provid a specially crafted XML file, which once opened by a local, unsuspecting user, would lead to denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2009-2416)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?28ca566b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60637

File Name: sl_20090810_libxml_and_libxml2_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2009/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416

CWE: 119, 399