Debian DLA-214-1 : libxml-libxml-perl security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83166

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


In some cases, XML::LibXML did not respect the request to disable entities expansion. Applications handling untrusted XML files can then be tricked into disclosing the content of local files.

In Debian 6 'Squeeze', this issue has been fixed in libxml-libxml-perl version 1.70.ds-1+deb6u1.

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Upgrade the affected libxml-libxml-perl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83166

File Name: debian_DLA-214.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/01

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxml-libxml-perl, 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: 2015/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3451

BID: 74333