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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libxml2 RHSA-2015:0749-01
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 discovered that libxml2 loaded external parameter entities even when
entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker able to provide a
specially crafted XML file to an application linked against libxml2 could
use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, possibly
resulting in a denial of service or an information leak on the system.

The CVE-2014-0191 issue was discovered by Daniel P. Berrange of Red Hat.

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 Server (v. 7)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-0191
BugTraq ID: 67233
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:0749
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:2372 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: libxml2-cve20140191-dos(93092)
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