openSUSE 10 Security Update : libxml2 (libxml2-5799)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34983


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libxml2 could run into an endless loop when processing specially crafted XML files (CVE-2008-4225)


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34983

File Name: suse_libxml2-5799.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/12/01

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2008/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4225

CWE: 189