OracleVM 3.3 : libxml2 (OVMSA-2014-0031)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79546


The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Update doc/redhat.gif in tarball

- Add libxml2-oracle-enterprise.patch and update logos in tarball

- CVE-2014-3660 denial of service via recursive entity expansion (rhbz#1149085)

- Fix a set of regressions introduced in CVE-2014-0191 (rhbz#1105011)

- Improve handling of xmlStopParser(CVE-2013-2877)

- Do not fetch external parameter entities (CVE-2014-0191)

- Fix a regression in 2.9.0 breaking validation while streaming (rhbz#863166)

- detect and stop excessive entities expansion upon replacement (rhbz#912575)


Update the affected libxml2 / libxml2-python packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79546

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2014-0031.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2017/02/14

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:oracle:vm:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2877, CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2014-3660

BID: 61041, 61050, 67233, 70644

OSVDB: 95032, 106710, 113389