Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL7.x x86_64 (20150330)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82468

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

It was discovered that libxml2 loaded external parameter entities even when entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker able to provide a specially crafted XML file to an application linked against libxml2 could use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, possibly resulting in a denial of service or an information leak on the system. (CVE-2014-0191)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?00a8d46f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82468

File Name: sl_20150330_libxml2_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/31/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-static, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/30/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/21/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0191