Debian DLA-1524-1 : libxml2 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 117811


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2018-14404 Fix of a NULL pointer dereference which might result in a crash and thus in a denial of service.

CVE-2018-14567 and CVE-2018-9251 Approvement in LZMA error handling which prevents an infinite loop.

CVE-2017-18258 Limit available memory to 100MB to avoid exhaustive memory consumption by malicious files.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u7.

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.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117811

File Name: debian_DLA-1524.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18258, CVE-2018-14404, CVE-2018-14567, CVE-2018-9251