Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2014:204)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78666


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libxml2 :

A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption (denial of service) based on excessive entity substitutions, even if entity substitution was disabled, which is the parser default behavior (CVE-2014-3660).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78666

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-204.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/24

Modified: 2014/11/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2_2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3660

BID: 70644

MDVSA: 2014:204