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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libxml2 RHSA-2012:0324-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libxml2'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libxml2'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation
of various XML standards.

It was found that the hashing routine used by libxml2 arrays was
susceptible to predictable hash collisions. Sending a specially-crafted
message to an XML service could result in longer processing time, which
could lead to a denial of service. To mitigate this issue, randomization
has been added to the hashing function to reduce the chance of an attacker
successfully causing intentional collisions. (CVE-2012-0841)

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.

Affected Software/OS:
libxml2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-0841
BugTraq ID: 52107
Debian Security Information: DSA-2417 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0324
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0217
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2013:1627 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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