Debian DLA-1171-1 : libxml-libxml-perl security update

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Synopsis :

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description :

The XML::LibXML perl module is affected by a 'use-after-free'
vulnerability which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code
by controlling the arguments to a replaceChild() call.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version
2.0001+dfsg-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml-libxml-perl packages.

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

See also :

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/11/msg00017.html
https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libxml-libxml-perl

Solution :

Upgrade the affected libxml-libxml-perl package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Debian Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 104563 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-10672

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