openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2018-1150)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118116



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for libxml2 fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2018-9251: The xz_decomp function allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted XML file that triggers LZMA_MEMLIMIT_ERROR, as demonstrated by xmllint (bsc#1088279)

- CVE-2018-14567: Prevent denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted XML file that triggers LZMA_MEMLIMIT_ERROR, as demonstrated by xmllint (bsc#1105166)

- CVE-2018-14404: Prevent NULL pointer dereference in the xmlXPathCompOpEval() function when parsing an invalid XPath expression in the XPATH_OP_AND or XPATH_OP_OR case leading to a denial of service attack (bsc#1102046)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118116

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1150.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/15/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2-python-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python2-libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python2-libxml2-python-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-libxml2-python-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2018

Reference Information

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