Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2012:176)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63134


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


A vulnerability was found and corrected in libxml2 :

A heap-buffer overflow was found in the way libxml2 decoded certain XML entitites. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file, which once opened in an application linked against libxml would cause that application to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2012-5134).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63134

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-176.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/03

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5134

MDVSA: 2012:176