Debian DSA-582-1 : libxml - buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15680
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'infamous41md' discovered several buffer overflows in libxml and libxml2, the XML C parser and toolkits for GNOME. Missing boundary checks could cause several buffers to be overflown, which may cause the client to execute arbitrary code.

The following vulnerability matrix lists corrected versions of these libraries :


Upgrade the libxml packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.17-2woody2 of libxml and in version 2.4.19-4woody2 of libxml2.

These problems have also been fixed in version 2.6.15-1 of libxml2 in the experimental distribution.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15680

File Name: debian_DSA-582.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0989

DSA: 582