Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0418

Updated libxml2 packages fix security vulnerability

Publication date: 23 Oct 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2014-3660

Description

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).
                

References

SRPMS

3/core

4/core