SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2019:13985-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 123073

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

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)

Other Issue fixed: Fixed a bug related to the fix for CVE-2016-9318 which allowed xsltproc to access the internet even when --nonet was given and also was making docbook-xsl-stylesheets to have incomplete xml catalog file (bsc#1010675, bsc#1126613 and bsc#1110146).

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

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-libxml2-13985=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-libxml2-13985=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-libxml2-13985=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libxml2-13985=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010675

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1102046

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1110146

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1126613

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9318/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-14404/

http://www.nessus.org/u?e865eb14

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123073

File Name: suse_SU-2019-13985-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/25/2019

Updated: 1/26/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-9318

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9318, CVE-2018-14404