openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2017-244)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-4658: use-after-free error could lead to crash
[bsc#1005544]

- Fix NULL dereference in xpointer.c when in recovery mode
[bsc#1014873]

- CVE-2016-9597: An XML document with many opening tags
could have caused a overflow of the stack not detected
by the recursion limits, allowing for DoS (bsc#1017497).

For CVE-2016-9318 we decided not to ship a fix since it can break
existing setups. Please take appropriate actions if you parse
untrusted XML files and use the new -noxxe flag if possible
(bnc#1010675, bnc#1013930).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update
project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1005544
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1010675
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1013930
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1014873
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1017497

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97116 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4658
CVE-2016-9318
CVE-2016-9597

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