Debian DSA-2479-1 : libxml2 - off-by-one

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59251


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jueri Aedla discovered an off-by-one in libxml2, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libxml2 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59251

File Name: debian_DSA-2479.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/24/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3102

BID: 53540

DSA: 2479