openSUSE Security Update : libxml (libxml-1278)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41004


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of libxml does not use pointers after they were freed anymore. (CVE-2009-2416) Additionally a stack-based buffer overflow was fixed while parsing the root XML document. (CVE-2009-2414)


Update the affected libxml packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41004

File Name: suse_11_1_libxml-090908.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/17

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416

CWE: 119, 399