openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2016-662)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91409


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libxml2 was updated to fix security issues and a regression from the last version update.

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-3627: Fixed stack exhaustion while parsing certain XML files in recovery mode (bnc#972335).

- CVE-2016-3705: Improved protection against the Billion Laughs Attack (bnc#975947).

Regression fixed :

- Fixed XML push parser that fails with bogus UTF-8 encoding error when multi-byte character in large CDATA section is split across buffer [bnc#962796]


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91409

File Name: openSUSE-2016-662.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/1/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3627, CVE-2016-3705