FreeBSD : libxml -- Integer overflow (7be92050-a450-11e2-9898-001060e06fd4)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65968


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Integer overflow in xpath.c, allows context-dependent attackers to to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted XML file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow when adding a new namespace node, related to handling of XPath expressions.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65968

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7be92050a45011e29898001060e06fd4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/14

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-f10-libxml2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1944