AIX 6.1 TL 9 : bos.rte.control (U866671)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91233

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U866671, which is related to the security of the package bos.rte.control.

Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseEntityDecl or xmlParseConditionalSections function. By using a specially crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash. Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseConditionalSections function. By using a specially crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash. libxml2 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the XML parser in xmlNextChar. By using a malformed XML file, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

Solution

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

See Also

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV80588

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91233

File Name: aix_U866671.nasl

Version: Revision: 2.1

Type: local

Published: 2016/05/19

Updated: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/oslevel, Host/AIX/version, Host/AIX/lslpp

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7941, CVE-2015-7942, CVE-2015-8241