Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 87235
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral denial of service flaws were found in libxml2, a library providing support for reading, modifying, and writing XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to use an excessive amount of CPU, leak potentially sensitive information, or in certain cases crash the application.
(CVE-2015-5312, CVE-2015-7497, CVE-2015-7498, CVE-2015-7499, CVE-2015-7500 CVE-2015-7941, CVE-2015-7942, CVE-2015-8241, CVE-2015-8242, CVE-2015-8317, BZ#1213957, BZ#1281955)
The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.