FreeBSD : raptor/raptor2 -- XXE in RDF/XML File Interpretation (60f81af3-7690-11e1-9423-00235a5f2c9a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58472


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


Timothy D. Morgan reports :

In December 2011, VSR identified a vulnerability in multiple open source office products (including OpenOffice, LibreOffice, KOffice, and AbiWord) due to unsafe interpretation of XML files with custom entity declarations. Deeper analysis revealed that the vulnerability was caused by acceptance of external entities by the libraptor library, which is used by librdf and is in turn used by these office products.

In the context of office applications, these vulnerabilities could allow for XML External Entity (XXE) attacks resulting in file theft and a loss of user privacy when opening potentially malicious ODF documents. For other applications which depend on librdf or libraptor, potentially serious consequences could result from accepting RDF/XML content from untrusted sources, though the impact may vary widely depending on the context.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58472

File Name: freebsd_pkg_60f81af3769011e1942300235a5f2c9a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/26

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:raptor, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:raptor2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0037