Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63106
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA heap-based buffer underflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 decoded certain entities. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-5134)
The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.