Debian DLA-1060-1 : libxml2 security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 102595

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2017-0663

Invalid casting of different structs could enable an attacker to remotely execute some code within the context of an unprivileged process.

CVE-2017-7376

Incorrect limit used for port values.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy9.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

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Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/08/msg00012.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libxml2

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 102595

File Name: debian_DLA-1060.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/21

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-utils-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libxml2-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0663, CVE-2017-7376