GLSA-200806-02 : libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 33085


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200806-02 (libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code)

Anthony de Almeida Lopes reported a vulnerability in libxslt when handling XSL style-sheet files, which could be exploited to trigger the use of uninitialized memory, e.g. in a call to 'free()'.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process an XML file using a specially crafted XSL transformation file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.24'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33085

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200806-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/06/04

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libxslt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1767

OSVDB: 45419

GLSA: 200806-02

CWE: 119