SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2015:0003-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This libxml2 update fixes the following security and non-security
issues :

- Fix a denial of service via recursive entity expansion.
(CVE-2014-3660, bnc#901546, bgo#738805)

- Fix a regression in xzlib compression support.
(bnc#908376)

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 :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3660.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=901546
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=908376
http://www.nessus.org/u?b31a94d4

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 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83851 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70644

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3660

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