SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2019:1896-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 126814

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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 :

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).

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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 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2019-1896=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-1896=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-1896=1

SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

See Also

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

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/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f3e6a28d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 126814

File Name: suse_SU-2019-1896-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/19/2019

Updated: 2/1/2021

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:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 7/18/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9318