Debian DSA-1631-2 : libxml2 - denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34033


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


Andreas Solberg discovered that libxml2, the GNOME XML library, could be forced to recursively evaluate entities, until available CPU and memory resources were exhausted.


Upgrade the libxml2 package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.27.dfsg-4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34033

File Name: debian_DSA-1631.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3281

BID: 30783

DSA: 1631

CWE: 399