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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84496


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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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


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


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