Slackware Linux 15.0 / current libxml2 Vulnerability (SSA:2024-035-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 189980


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to libxml2.


The version of libxml2 installed on the remote host is prior to 2.11.7 / 2.12.5. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2024-035-01 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in libxml2 before 2.11.7 and 2.12.x before 2.12.5. When using the XML Reader interface with DTD validation and XInclude expansion enabled, processing crafted XML documents can lead to an xmlValidatePopElement use-after-free. (CVE-2024-25062)

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


Upgrade the affected libxml2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 189980

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2024-035-01.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2/4/2024

Updated: 2/13/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-25062


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/4/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-25062

IAVA: 2024-A-0067