Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2013:198)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69053


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in libxml2 :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files, performed string substitutions when entity values for external entity references replacement (--noent option) was requested / enabled during the XML file parsing. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file containing an external entity expansion, when processed would lead to excessive CPU consumption (denial of service) (CVE-2013-0339). This a different flaw from CVE-2013-0338.

parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.0, as used in Google Chrome before 28.0.1500.71 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a document that ends abruptly, related to the lack of certain checks for the XML_PARSER_EOF state (CVE-2013-2877).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69053

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-198.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/07/25

Modified: 2015/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xml2_2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxml2-utils, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0339, CVE-2013-2877

BID: 59000, 61050

MDVSA: 2013:198