VMSA-2008-0006 : Updated libxml2 service console package

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40376


The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.


Updated libxml2 package to address a denial of service flaw.

Thanks to the Google security team for identifying and reporting this issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-6284 to this issue.


Apply the missing patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40376

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2008-0006.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/27

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:2.5.4, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:2.5.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.0.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.0.2, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6284

BID: 27248

VMSA: 2008-0006

CWE: 399