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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0104
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:0104.

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
application. (CVE-2011-3919)

All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3919
BugTraq ID: 51300
Debian Security Information: DSA-2394 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0217
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2013:1627 (Google Search)
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