Scientific Linux Security Update : xmlsec1 on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102677


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered xmlsec1's use of libxml2 inadvertently enabled external entity expansion (XXE) along with validation. An attacker could craft an XML file that would cause xmlsec1 to try and read local files or HTTP/FTP URLs, leading to information disclosure or denial of service. (CVE-2017-1000061)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102677

File Name: sl_20170821_xmlsec1_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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


Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000061