Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2014:204)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78666
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.