Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82468
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libxml2 loaded external parameter entities even when entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker able to provide a specially crafted XML file to an application linked against libxml2 could use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, possibly resulting in a denial of service or an information leak on the system. (CVE-2014-0191)
The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.