openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2016-733)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91639


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for libxml2 fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2016-2073, CVE-2015-8806, CVE-2016-1839: A Heap-buffer overread was fixed in libxml2/dict.c [bsc#963963, bsc#965283, bsc#981114].

- CVE-2016-4483: Code was added to avoid an out of bound access when serializing malformed strings [bsc#978395].

- CVE-2016-1762: Fixed a heap-based buffer overread in xmlNextChar [bsc#981040].

- CVE-2016-1834: Fixed a heap-buffer-overflow in xmlStrncat [bsc#981041].

- CVE-2016-1833: Fixed a heap-based buffer overread in htmlCurrentChar [bsc#981108].

- CVE-2016-1835: Fixed a heap use-after-free in xmlSAX2AttributeNs [bsc#981109].

- CVE-2016-1837: Fixed a heap use-after-free in htmlParsePubidLiteral and htmlParseSystemiteral [bsc#981111].

- CVE-2016-1838: Fixed a heap-based buffer overread in xmlParserPrintFileContextInternal [bsc#981112].

- CVE-2016-1840: Fixed a heap-buffer-overflow in xmlFAParsePosCharGroup [bsc#981115].

- CVE-2016-4447: Fixed a heap-based buffer-underreads due to xmlParseName [bsc#981548].

- CVE-2016-4448: Fixed some format string warnings with possible format string vulnerability [bsc#981549],

- CVE-2016-4449: Fixed inappropriate fetch of entities content [bsc#981550].

- CVE-2016-3705: Fixed missing increment of recursion counter.

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


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91639

File Name: openSUSE-2016-733.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


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: 2016/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8806, CVE-2016-1762, CVE-2016-1833, CVE-2016-1834, CVE-2016-1835, CVE-2016-1837, CVE-2016-1838, CVE-2016-1839, CVE-2016-1840, CVE-2016-2073, CVE-2016-3705, CVE-2016-4447, CVE-2016-4448, CVE-2016-4449, CVE-2016-4483