SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:0164-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-9318: libxml2 did not offer a flag directly
indicating that the current document may be read but
other files may not be opened, which made it easier for
remote attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE)
attacks via a crafted document (bsc#1010675).

- Prevent NULL dereference in xpointer.c and
xmlDumpElementContent, and infinite recursion in
xmlParseConditionalSections when in recovery
mode(bnc#1014873)

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/1010675
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1014873
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9318.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?c62d62e5

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-libxml2-12940=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-libxml2-12940=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-libxml2-12940=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 : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96566 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9318

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