GLSA-201311-06 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 70836


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-06 (libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document with an application linked against libxml2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70836

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-06.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 11/11/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2871, CVE-2012-5134, CVE-2013-0338, CVE-2013-1664, CVE-2013-1969, CVE-2013-2877

BID: 55331, 56684, 58180, 58892, 59265, 61050

GLSA: 201311-06