EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2017-1069)

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Synopsis :

The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.

Description :

According to the version of the libxml2 packages installed, the
EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following
vulnerability :

- libxml2 2.9.4 and earlier, as used in XMLSec 1.2.23 and
earlier and other products, does not offer a flag
directly indicating that the current document may be
read but other files may not be opened, which makes it
easier for remote attackers to conduct XML External
Entity (XXE) attacks via a crafted
document.(CVE-2016-9318)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?abdca667

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

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: Huawei Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99916 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9318

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