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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66300


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


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.


Apply SAT patch number 7517.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66300

File Name: suse_11_libxml2-130320.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/03

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: 2013/03/20

Reference Information

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