GLSA-201401-07 : libxslt: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71907


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-07 (libxslt: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libxslt:
Multiple errors exist in pattern.c and functions.c (CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2012-6139).
A double-free error exists in templates.c (CVE-2012-2893).
A NULL pointer dereference in keys.c (CVE-2012-6139).
An error in handling stylesheets containing DTDs (CVE-2013-4520).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted file in an application linked against libxslt, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.28' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71907

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-07.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 1/12/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libxslt, 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: 1/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2012-2893, CVE-2012-6139, CVE-2013-4520

BID: 63548, 55331, 55676, 58685

GLSA: 201401-07