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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0032

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0032.

The libxml2 packages provide a library that allows you to manipulate XML
files. It includes support to read, modify, and write XML and HTML files.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes certain
content. If an application linked against libxml2 processes malformed XML
content, it could cause the application to stop responding. (CVE-2007-6284)

Red Hat would like to thank the Google Security Team for responsibly
disclosing this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

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

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-6284
BugTraq ID: 27248
Bugtraq: 20080115 rPSA-2008-0017-1 libxml2 (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20080329 VMSA-2008-0006 Updated libxml2 service console package (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1461 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:002 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc.

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