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

high Nessus Plugin ID 83599
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected libxml2 packages

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cdc8f74f

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3102.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3919.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0841.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2807.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5134.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0338.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0339.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2877.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/829077

http://www.nessus.org/u?18ac0600

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83599

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

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2013

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