Threat Encyclopedia

RHSA-2021:1597-Security Advisory

Description

The vulnerabilities in the following products could cause the system to become vulnerable to malicious security attack: libxml2

Analysis

The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards. Security Fix(es): libxml2: Buffer overflow vulnerability in xmlEncodeEntitiesInternal() in entities.c (CVE-2020-24977) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section. Additional Changes: For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Release Notes linked from the References section. SolutionFor details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258 The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Affected Products

libxml2

CVE References

CVE-2020-24977