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CentOS Update for libxml2 CESA-2012:1288 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libxml2' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards. Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the way libxml2 handled documents that enable entity expansion. A remote attacker could provide a large, specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2807) A one byte buffer overflow was found in the way libxml2 evaluated certain parts of XML Pointer Language (XPointer) expressions. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3102) All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libxml2 on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)