SUSE SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:1587-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100867

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues :

- 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]

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2017-975=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-975=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-975=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-975=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039063

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039064

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039066

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039069

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1039661

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9047/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9048/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9049/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9050/

http://www.nessus.org/u?4443f8b3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100867

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1587-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/19

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/18

Reference Information

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