Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL7.x x86_64 (20151207)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87581
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Several denial of service flaws were found in libxml2, a library providing support for reading, modifying, and writing XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to use an excessive amount of CPU, leak potentially sensitive information, or in certain cases crash the application.
(CVE-2015-1819, CVE-2015-5312, CVE-2015-7497, CVE-2015-7498, CVE-2015-7499, CVE-2015-7500 CVE-2015-7941, CVE-2015-7942, CVE-2015-8241, CVE-2015-8242, CVE-2015-8317, BZ#1213957, BZ#1281955)

The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1213957

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1281955

http://www.nessus.org/u?930c9f89

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87581

File Name: sl_20151207_libxml2_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5312

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-static, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/7/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1819, CVE-2015-5312, CVE-2015-7497, CVE-2015-7498, CVE-2015-7499, CVE-2015-7500, CVE-2015-7941, CVE-2015-7942, CVE-2015-8241, CVE-2015-8242, CVE-2015-8317