FreeBSD : libxml2 -- Denial of service (0642b064-56c4-11e4-8b87-bcaec565249c)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78577


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


RedHat reports :

A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption (denial of service) based on excessive entity substitutions, even if entity substitution was disabled, which is the parser default behavior.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78577

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0642b06456c411e48b87bcaec565249c.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 10/20/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-c6-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-f10-libxml2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/16/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3660