FreeBSD : libxml2 -- Enforce the reader to run in constant memory (9c7177ff-1fe1-11e5-9a01-bcaec565249c)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84496

Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

Daniel Veilland reports :

Enforce the reader to run in constant memory. One of the operation on the reader could resolve entities leading to the classic expansion issue. Make sure the buffer used for xmlreader operation is bounded.
Introduce a new allocation type for the buffers for this effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0a2fe75c

http://www.nessus.org/u?6b68ce06

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84496

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9c7177ff1fe111e59a01bcaec565249c.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Published: 7/2/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-c6-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-f10-libxml2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/1/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1819