Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-XML-LibXML (MDVSA-2015:231)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83284


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated perl-XML-LibXML package fixes security vulnerability :

Tilmann Haak from discovered that XML::LibXML 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 ressources, depending on how the library is used (CVE-2015-3451).


Update the affected perl-XML-LibXML package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83284

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-231.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 5/8/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-XML-LibXML, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3451

MDVSA: 2015:231