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MDKSA-2004:018: libxml2 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libxml2 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:018 (libxml2).

A flaw in libxml2 versions prior to 2.6.6 was found by Yuuichi Teranishi. When
fetching a remote source via FTP or HTTP, libxml2 uses special parsing routines
that can overflow a buffer if passed a very long URL. In the event that the
attacker can find a program that uses libxml2 which parses remote resources and
allows them to influence the URL, this flaw could be used to execute arbitrary
The updated packages provide a backported fix to correct the problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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