SuSE 11.2 Security Update : libxml2 (SAT Patch Number 7517)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66300
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Synopsis

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

Description

libxml2 has been updated to fix entity expansion problems :

- Internal entity expansion within XML was not bounded, leading to simple small XML files being able to cause 'out of memory' denial of service conditions.
(CVE-2013-0338)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 7517.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=805233

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0338.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0339.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66300

File Name: suse_11_libxml2-130320.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/3/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 3/20/2013

Reference Information

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