SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:1366-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100352


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


This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues :

- 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)

- CVE-2014-0191: External parameter entity loaded when entity substitution is disabled could cause a DoS.

- CVE-2016-9318: XML External Entity (XXE) could be abused via crafted document. (bsc#1010675)

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.


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 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-833=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-833=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-833=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100352

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1366-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/23

Modified: 2017/05/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2016-9318, CVE-2016-9597

BID: 67233

OSVDB: 106710, 147409, 149220