openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2016-68)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for libxml2 fixes the following security issue :

- CVE-2015-8710: Parsing short unclosed HTML comment could
cause uninitialized memory access, which allowed remote
attackers to read contents from previous HTTP requests
depending on the application (bsc#960674)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=960674

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88135 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8710

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