Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : libxslt (ELSA-2008-0649)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67734
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0649 :
Updated libxslt packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
libxslt is a library for transforming XML files into other XML files using the standard XSLT stylesheet transformation mechanism.
A heap buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the RC4 libxslt library extension. An attacker could create a malicious XSL file that would cause a crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application using the libxslt library to perform XSL transformations on untrusted XSL style sheets. (CVE-2008-2935)
Red Hat would like to thank Chris Evans for reporting this vulnerability.
All libxslt users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected libxslt packages.