GLSA-201507-08 : libxml2: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84607
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-08 (libxml2: Denial of Service)
libxml2 returns the empty string when the allocation limit is encountered while constructing the attribute value string.
A remote attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service via a specially crafted XML file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.2-r1'