Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2014:086)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73978
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated libxml2 packages fix security vulnerability :
It was discovered that libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML files, incorrectly performs entity substituton in the doctype prolog, even if the application using libxml2 disabled any entity substitution. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed, would lead to the exhaustion of CPU and memory resources or file descriptors (CVE-2014-0191).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.