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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51143
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:615
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:615.

libxml2 is a library for manipulating XML files.

Multiple buffer overflow bugs have been found in libxml2 versions prior to
2.6.14. If an attacker can trick a user into passing a specially crafted
FTP URL or FTP proxy URL to an application that uses the vulnerable
functions of libxml2, it could be possible to execute arbitrary code.
Additionally, if an attacker can return a specially crafted DNS request to
libxml2, it could be possible to execute arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0989 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-615.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/379383/2004-10-24/2004-10-30/0

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:
10.0

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 11526
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0989
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2005/Jan/msg00001.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11526
Bugtraq: 20041026 libxml2 remote buffer overflows (not in xml parsing code though) (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=109880813013482&w=2
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: P-029
http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/p-029.shtml
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:890
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000890
Debian Security Information: DSA-582 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-582
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-05.xml
http://www.osvdb.org/11179
http://www.osvdb.org/11180
http://www.osvdb.org/11324
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10505
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1173
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-615.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-650.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1011941
http://secunia.com/advisories/13000
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:001 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_01_sr.html
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-89-1/
XForce ISS Database: libxml2-nanoftp-file-bo(17872)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/17872
XForce ISS Database: libxml2-nanohttp-file-bo(17876)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/17876
XForce ISS Database: libxml2-xmlnanoftpscanproxy-bo(17875)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/17875
XForce ISS Database: libxml2-xmlnanoftpscanurl-bo(17870)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/17870
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