Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxslt (MDVSA-2012:164)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62504


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in libxslt :

Unspecified vulnerability in XSLT allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information about heap memory addresses via unknown vectors (CVE-2011-1202).

libxslt 1.1.26 and earlier does not properly manage memory, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted XSLT expression that is not properly identified during XPath navigation, related to (1) the xsltCompileLocationPathPattern function in libxslt/pattern.c and (2) the xsltGenerateIdFunction function in libxslt/functions.c (CVE-2012-2870).

libxml2 2.9.0-rc1 and earlier does not properly support a cast of an unspecified variable during handling of XSL transforms, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unknown other impact via a crafted document, related to the _xmlNs data structure in include/libxml/tree.h (CVE-2012-2871).

Double free vulnerability in libxslt allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to XSL transforms (CVE-2012-2893).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62504

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-164.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/10/12

Modified: 2016/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xslt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xslt1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxslt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxslt1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-libxslt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xsltproc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1202, CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2012-2871, CVE-2012-2893

BID: 47668, 55331, 55676

OSVDB: 72490, 85035, 85036, 85751, 91608

MDVSA: 2012:164