Debian Security Advisory DSA 2255-1 (libxml2)

Published: 2011-08-03 02:36:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Technical Details:
Chris Evans discovered that libxml was vulnerable to buffer overflows, which allowed a crafted XML input file to potentially execute arbitrary code. For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32.dfsg-5+lenny4. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-3.

Recommendations:
We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to libxml2 announced via advisory DSA 2255-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2011-1944

References:

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%202255-1

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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