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RHSA-2012:0324: libxml2 security update

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RHSA-2012:0324: libxml2 security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
02/21/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/08/2012
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementationof various XML standards.It was found that the hashing routine used by libxml2 arrays wassusceptible to predictable hash collisions. Sending a specially-craftedmessage to an XML service could result in longer processing time, whichcould lead to a denial of service. To mitigate this issue, randomizationhas been added to the hashing function to reduce the chance of an attackersuccessfully causing intentional collisions. (CVE-2012-0841)All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop mustbe restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-python
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-static

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