OracleVM 3.3 : libxml2 (OVMSA-2015-0097)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85138


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


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Update doc/redhat.gif in tarball

- Add libxml2-oracle-enterprise.patch and update logos in tarball

- CVE-2015-1819 Enforce the reader to run in constant memory(rhbz#1214163)

- Stop parsing on entities boundaries errors

- Fix missing entities after CVE-2014-3660 fix (rhbz#1149086)

- CVE-2014-3660 denial of service via recursive entity expansion (rhbz#1149086)

- Fix html serialization error and htmlSetMetaEncoding (rhbz#1004513)


Update the affected libxml2 / libxml2-python packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85138

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0097.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/31

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3660, CVE-2015-1819

BID: 70644, 75570

OSVDB: 113389, 120600