Debian DLA-1194-1 : libxml2 security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 104936

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2017-16931 parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.5 mishandles parameter-entity references because the NEXTL macro calls the xmlParserHandlePEReference function in the case of a '%' character in a DTD name.

CVE-2017-16932 parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.5 does not prevent infinite recursion in parameter entities.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy11.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxml2 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/11/msg00041.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104936

File Name: debian_DLA-1194.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/01

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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: 2017/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16931, CVE-2017-16932