SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2016:0178-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 88038
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for libxml2 fixes the following security issue :
- CVE-2015-8710: Parsing short unclosed HTML comment could cause uninitialized memory access, which allowed remote attackers to read contents from previous HTTP requests depending on the application (bsc#960674)
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.
SolutionTo 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-SP1-2016-117=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-117=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-117=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-117=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-117=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-117=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.