SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionTo 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
File Name: suse_SU-2019-13985-1.nasl
Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent
Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C
Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C
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