SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 performed string substitutions when entity values for entity references replacement was enabled. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application linked against libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption. (CVE-2013-0338)
All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.