FreeBSD : libxml -- remote buffer overflows (9ff4c91e-328c-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 38061


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


infamous41md reports that libxml contains multiple buffer overflows in the URL parsing and DNS name resolving functions. These vulnerabilities could lead to execution of arbitrary code.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38061

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9ff4c91e328c11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0989

BID: 11526

DSA: 582