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[GLSA-200411-05] libxml2: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libxml2: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-05
(libxml2: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow)
Multiple buffer overflows have been detected in the nanoftp and nanohttp
modules. These modules are responsible for parsing URLs with ftp
information, and resolving names via DNS.
A possible hacker could exploit an application that uses libxml2 by forcing it to
parse a specially-crafted XML file, potentially causing remote execution of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libxml2-2.6.15"
Threat Level: High
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