openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2016-68)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88135

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This 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)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected libxml2 packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=960674

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88135

File Name: openSUSE-2016-68.nasl

Version: Revision: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/25

Updated: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8710