FreeBSD : libxml2 -- cpu consumption Dos (843a4641-9816-11e2-9c51-080027019be0)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65845


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


Kurt Seifried reports :

libxml2 is affected by the expansion of internal entities (which can be used to consume resources) and external entities (which can cause a denial of service against other services, be used to port scan, etc.)..


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65845

File Name: freebsd_pkg_843a4641981611e29c51080027019be0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/08

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:freebsd:freebsd:libxml2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0338, CVE-2013-0339