Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : libxml2 (cve_2013_0338_denial_of)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80690
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Synopsis

The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.

Description

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

- libxml2 2.9.0 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via an XML file containing an entity declaration with long replacement text and many references to this entity, aka 'internal entity expansion' with linear complexity. (CVE-2013-0338)

Solution

Upgrade to Solaris 11.1.7.5.0.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4a913f44

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/cve-2013-0338-denial-of-service-dos-vulnerability-in-libxml2

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80690

File Name: solaris11_libxml2_20130716.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 1/19/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.1, p-cpe:/a:oracle:solaris:libxml2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release, Host/Solaris11/pkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 7/16/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0338