SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2018:0401-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for libxml2 fixes one issue. This security issue was
fixed :

- CVE-2017-15412: Prevent use after free when calling
XPath extension functions that allowed remote attackers
to cause DoS or potentially RCE (bsc#1077993)

- CVE-2016-5131: Use-after-free vulnerability in libxml2
allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service or
possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors
related to the XPointer range-to function. (bsc#1078813)

- CVE-2017-5130: Fixed a potential remote buffer overflow
in function xmlMemoryStrdup() (bsc#1078806)

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 :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1077993
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1078806
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1078813
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5131.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15412.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5130.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?ea1f1d58

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 12-SP3:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-276=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2018-276=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2018-276=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-276=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-276=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-276=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-276=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2018-276=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-276=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 106708 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5131
CVE-2017-15412
CVE-2017-5130

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