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Secunia Security Advisory 31566

Secunia Security Advisory 31566
Posted Aug 24, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Red Hat has issued an update for libxml2. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, redhat
MD5 | 788b91d2d43be7b51cbb50be0a3246ab

Secunia Security Advisory 31566

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TITLE:
Red Hat update for libxml2

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA31566

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/31566/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1
http://secunia.com/product/48/
RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 3
http://secunia.com/product/2534/
RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 4
http://secunia.com/product/4669/
RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1
http://secunia.com/product/1306/
RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 3
http://secunia.com/product/2535/
RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 4
http://secunia.com/product/4668/
RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 2.1
http://secunia.com/product/1044/
RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 3
http://secunia.com/product/2536/
RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 4
http://secunia.com/product/4670/
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
http://secunia.com/product/13651/
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
http://secunia.com/product/13653/
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
http://secunia.com/product/13652/
RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for Itanium
http://secunia.com/product/1326/

DESCRIPTION:
Red Hat has issued an update for libxml2. This fixes a vulnerability,
which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service).

For more information:
SA31558

SOLUTION:
Updated packages are available via Red Hat Network.
http://rhn.redhat.com

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0836.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA31558:
http://secunia.com/advisories/31558/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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