SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:1557-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100780


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


This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-9050: heap-based buffer overflow (xmlDictAddString func) [bsc#1039069, bsc#1039661]

- CVE-2017-9049: heap-based buffer overflow (xmlDictComputeFastKey func) [bsc#1039066]

- CVE-2017-9048: stack overflow vulnerability (xmlSnprintfElementContent func) [bsc#1039063]

- CVE-2017-9047: stack overflow vulnerability (xmlSnprintfElementContent func) [bsc#1039064] A clarification for the previously released update: 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).

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-libxml2-13143=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-libxml2-13143=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-libxml2-13143=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-libxml2-13143=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libxml2-13143=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-libxml2-13143=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100780

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1557-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/14

Modified: 2017/06/14

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-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2017/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9318, CVE-2017-9047, CVE-2017-9048, CVE-2017-9049, CVE-2017-9050

OSVDB: 134833, 138568, 147409, 157714, 157715