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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-017

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-017
Posted Mar 6, 2013
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-017 - A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 performed string substitutions when entity values for entity references replacement was enabled. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file that, when processed by an application linked against libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption. The updated packages have been upgraded to the 2.7.6 version and patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2013-0338
MD5 | 6ab797aa7c8311a05ef7593e74ee9290

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-017

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2013:017
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : libxml2
Date : March 5, 2013
Affected: Enterprise Server 5.0
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Problem Description:

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libxml2:

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 performed string
substitutions when entity values for entity references replacement
was enabled. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML
file that, when processed by an application linked against libxml2,
would lead to excessive CPU consumption (CVE-2013-0338).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the 2.7.6 version and
patched to correct this issue.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0338
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=912400
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5:
e3d2c325dbb2d33ea2839de58db1fa74 mes5/i586/libxml2_2-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
567c33bce54fe89ec728e520e4c9bac2 mes5/i586/libxml2-devel-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
18079083eb5e222383723eeae94c3a28 mes5/i586/libxml2-python-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
7d75b05078300ea34c7e086d4f4b04a4 mes5/i586/libxml2-utils-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
90e90f1098aababac24391b8e67fbeaa mes5/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.src.rpm

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5/X86_64:
ab842379cfd78d886fc4e5d6f8205474 mes5/x86_64/lib64xml2_2-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
1b4f5427a29f8499fce023d401914d8d mes5/x86_64/lib64xml2-devel-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
ebd9cb9095b6555afed217d194639953 mes5/x86_64/libxml2-python-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
bb0fa6697516e0ea613f838606df963b mes5/x86_64/libxml2-utils-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
90e90f1098aababac24391b8e67fbeaa mes5/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-0.1mdvmes5.2.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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