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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libxml2 RHSA-2014:1655-01
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.

A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2, a library providing support
to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could
provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application
using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption (denial of service)
based on excessive entity substitutions, even if entity substitution was
disabled, which is the parser default behavior. (CVE-2014-3660)

All libxml2 users 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 Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-3660
BugTraq ID: 70644
Debian Security Information: DSA-3057 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:1655
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:1885
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2014:1330 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:2372 (Google Search)
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