AIX 7.2 TL 5 : libxml2 (IJ42339)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 165283


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description GNOME libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflows in several buffer handling functions in buf.c (xmlBuf*) and tree.c (xmlBuffer*). By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 165283

File Name: aix_IJ42339.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 9/21/2022

Updated: 12/14/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-29824


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-29824