SUSE SLES10 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2013:1627-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83599


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


libxml2 has been updated to fix the following security issue :

- CVE-2013-0338: libxml2 allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via an XML file containing an entity declaration with long replacement text and many references to this entity, aka 'internal entity expansion' with linear complexity.

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


Update the affected libxml2 packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83599

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1627-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3102, CVE-2011-3919, CVE-2012-0841, CVE-2012-2807, CVE-2012-5134, CVE-2013-0338, CVE-2013-0339, CVE-2013-2877

BID: 51300, 52107, 53540, 54203, 54718, 56684, 58180, 59000, 61041, 61050

OSVDB: 78148, 79437, 81964, 83266, 87882, 90630, 90631, 95032