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FreeBSD Ports: libxml2

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

6 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The following package is affected: libxml2 CVE-2008-3281 libxml2 2.6.32 and earlier does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion in an attribute value, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document. CVE-2008-3529 Heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseAttValueComplex function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.7.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long XML entity name.

Solution

Solution

Update your system with the appropriate patches or software upgrades.

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