SuSE 10 Security Update : libxml2 (ZYPP Patch Number 8392)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63259
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The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


A heap-based buffer underflow in the entity decoding of libxml2 could have caused a Denial of Service or potentially allowed the execution of arbitrary code. This has been fixed.


Apply ZYPP patch number 8392.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63259

File Name: suse_libxml2-8392.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/13/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5134


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/7/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/27/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5134