FreeBSD : libxml2 -- cpu consumption Dos (843a4641-9816-11e2-9c51-080027019be0)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Kurt Seifried reports :

libxml2 is affected by the expansion of internal entities (which can
be used to consume resources) and external entities (which can cause a
denial of service against other services, be used to port scan,
etc.)..

See also :

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q1/391
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2013-0338
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2013-0339
http://www.nessus.org/u?429fcba4

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65845 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0338
CVE-2013-0339

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now