openSUSE 10 Security Update : libxml2 (libxml2-5754)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34846


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes an integer overflow in libxml2 that could lead to memory corruption and arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-4226) Thanks to: Drew Yao of Apple Product Security


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34846

File Name: suse_libxml2-5754.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/11/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4226

CWE: 399