Debian DSA-2978-1 : libxml2 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76499


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


Daniel P. Berrange discovered a denial of service vulnerability in libxml2 entity substitution.


Upgrade the libxml2 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76499

File Name: debian_DSA-2978.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/15/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0191

BID: 67233

DSA: 2978