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RHSA-2008:0884 -- libxml2 security update (Important)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29030

Updated libxml2 packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The libxml2 packages provide a library that allows you to manipulate XML files. It includes support to read modify and write XML and HTML files. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 handled long XML entity names. If an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted malformed XML content it could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3529) All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2008:0884
  • CESA-2008:0884-CentOS 3
  • CESA-2008:0884-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2008-3529
Product(s):
  • libxml2