openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-SU-2012:0342-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75938


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of libxml2 fixes the hash table collision flaw which could be exploited by attackers to cause a Denial of Service (CVE-2012-0841).


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75938

File Name: suse_11_4_libxml2-120224.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2017/09/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0841

OSVDB: 79437