openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2016-662)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

libxml2 was updated to fix security issues and a regression from the
last version update.

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-3627: Fixed stack exhaustion while parsing
certain XML files in recovery mode (bnc#972335).

- CVE-2016-3705: Improved protection against the Billion
Laughs Attack (bnc#975947).

Regression fixed :

- Fixed XML push parser that fails with bogus UTF-8
encoding error when multi-byte character in large CDATA
section is split across buffer [bnc#962796]

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=962796
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=972335
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=975947

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91409 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3627
CVE-2016-3705

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