Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2012:126)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61975


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


A vulnerability was found and corrected in libxml2 :

Multiple integer overflows in libxml2, on 64-bit Linux platforms allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors (CVE-2012-2807).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61975

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2_2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2_2, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2807

BID: 54718

MDVSA: 2012:126