Debian DSA-2779-1 : libxml2 - denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70417

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

Aki Helin of OUSPG discovered many out-of-bounds read issues in libxml2, the GNOME project's XML parser library, which can lead to denial of service issues when handling XML documents that end abruptly.

Solution

Upgrade the libxml2 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze8.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu2.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=715531

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/libxml2

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libxml2

https://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2779

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70417

File Name: debian_DSA-2779.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/15

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2877

BID: 61050

DSA: 2779