Debian DSA-3243-1 : libxml-libxml-perl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83192

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Tilmann Haak from discovered that XML::LibXML, a Perl interface to the libxml2 library, did not respect the expand_entities parameter to disable processing of external entities in some circumstances. This may allow attackers to gain read access to otherwise protected resources, depending on how the library is used.


Upgrade the libxml-libxml-perl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0001+dfsg-1+deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0116+dfsg-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83192

File Name: debian_DSA-3243.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/04

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:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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: 2015/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3451

BID: 74333

DSA: 3243