Fedora 20 : libxml2-2.9.1-3.fc20 (2014-12995)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78570

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

New variants for the billion laugh DOS attacks

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libxml2 package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1149084

http://www.nessus.org/u?389e0d36

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78570

File Name: fedora_2014-12995.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libxml2, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:20

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3660

BID: 70644

FEDORA: 2014-12995