SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2016:0049-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87865


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


- security update: This update fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2015-1819 Enforce the reader to run in constant memory [bnc#928193]

- CVE-2015-7941 Fix out of bound read with crafted xml input by stopping parsing on entities boundaries errors [bnc#951734]

- CVE-2015-7942 Fix another variation of overflow in Conditional sections [bnc#951735]

- CVE-2015-8241 Avoid extra processing of MarkupDecl when EOF [bnc#956018]

- CVE-2015-8242 Buffer overead with HTML parser in push mode [bnc#956021]

- CVE-2015-8317 Return if the encoding declaration is broken or encoding conversion failed [bnc#956260]

- CVE-2015-5312 Fix another entity expansion issue [bnc#957105]

- CVE-2015-7497 Avoid an heap buffer overflow in xmlDictComputeFastQKey [bnc#957106]

- CVE-2015-7498 Processes entities after encoding conversion failures [bnc#957107]

- CVE-2015-7499 Add xmlHaltParser() to stop the parser / Detect incoherency on GROW [bnc#957109]

- CVE-2015-8317 Multiple out-of-bound read could lead to denial of service [bnc#956260]

- CVE-2015-8035 DoS when parsing specially crafted XML document if XZ support is enabled [bnc#954429]

- CVE-2015-7500 Fix memory access error due to incorrect entities boundaries [bnc#957110]

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-38=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-38=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-38=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-38=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-38=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-38=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87865

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0049-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/12

Modified: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/07

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-2015-8035, CVE-2015-8241, CVE-2015-8242, CVE-2015-8317

BID: 75570

OSVDB: 120600, 121175, 129696, 130292, 130435, 130535, 130536, 130538, 130539, 130543, 130641, 130642