SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:1557-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues: Security issues
fixed :

- CVE-2017-9050: heap-based buffer overflow
(xmlDictAddString func) [bsc#1039069, bsc#1039661]

- CVE-2017-9049: heap-based buffer overflow
(xmlDictComputeFastKey func) [bsc#1039066]

- CVE-2017-9048: stack overflow vulnerability
(xmlSnprintfElementContent func) [bsc#1039063]

- CVE-2017-9047: stack overflow vulnerability
(xmlSnprintfElementContent func) [bsc#1039064] A
clarification for the previously released update: For
CVE-2016-9318 we decided not to ship a fix since it can
break existing setups. Please take appropriate actions
if you parse untrusted XML files and use the new

-noxxe flag if possible (bnc#1010675, bnc#1013930).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-libxml2-13143=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100780 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9318

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