Debian DLA-2988-1 : tinyxml - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 160409


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The remote Debian 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-2988 advisory.

- TinyXML through 2.6.2 has an infinite loop in TiXmlParsingData::Stamp in tinyxmlparser.cpp via the TIXML_UTF_LEAD_0 case. It can be triggered by a crafted XML message and leads to a denial of service.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the tinyxml packages.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.2-4+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160409

File Name: debian_DLA-2988.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/2/2022

Updated: 5/2/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-42260


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtinyxml-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtinyxml-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtinyxml2.6.2v5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtinyxml2.6.2v5-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/30/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-42260