Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL7.x x86_64 (20200407)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 135819


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


* libxml2: Use after free triggered by XPointer paths beginning with range-to * libxml2: Use after free in xmlXPathCompOpEvalPositionalPredicate() function in xpath.c * libxml2:
DoS caused by incorrect error detection during XZ decompression * libxml2: NULL pointer dereference in xmlXPathCompOpEval() function in xpath.c * libxml2: Unrestricted memory usage in xz_head() function in xzlib.c * libxml2: Infinite loop caused by incorrect error detection during LZMA decompression


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 135819

File Name: sl_20200407_libxml2_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/04/21

Updated: 2020/04/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-static, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/04/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8035, CVE-2016-5131, CVE-2017-15412, CVE-2017-18258, CVE-2018-14404, CVE-2018-14567