GLSA-201203-08 : libxslt: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58218


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-08 (libxslt: Denial of Service)

An out of bounds read error has been found in libxslt/pattern.c in libxslt.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process an XML file using a specially crafted XSLT stylesheet in an application linked against libxslt, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.26-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58218

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-08.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/06

Updated: 2018/07/11

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: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libxslt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3970

BID: 51911

GLSA: 201203-08