Debian DLA-151-1 : libxml2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82134


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that the update released for libxml2 in DSA 2978 fixing CVE-2014-0191 was incomplete. This caused libxml2 to still fetch external entities regardless of whether entity substitution or validation is enabled.

In addition, this update addresses a regression introduced in DSA 3057 by the patch fixing CVE-2014-3660. This caused libxml2 to not parse an entity when it's used first in another entity referenced from an attribute value.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82134

File Name: debian_DLA-151.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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:debian:debian_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml2-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libxml2-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2014-3660

BID: 67233, 70644