SuSE 11.2 Security Update : libxml2 (SAT Patch Number 7140)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64206


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


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 SAT patch number 7140.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64206

File Name: suse_11_libxml2-121207.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libxml2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libxml2-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5134