|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0018|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation
of various XML standards.
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 decoded
entity references with long names. 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
An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in libxml2. 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.
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.
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 : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3905|
Debian Security Information: DSA-2394 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0217
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3919
BugTraq ID: 51300
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2013:1627 (Google Search)
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