Debian DSA-2555-1 : libxslt - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62440


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


Nicholas Gregoire and Cris Neckar discovered several memory handling bugs in libxslt, which could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed document is processed.


Upgrade the libxslt packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.26-6+squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62440

File Name: debian_DSA-2555.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/06

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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:libxslt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2012-2871, CVE-2012-2893

BID: 55331, 55676

DSA: 2555