SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2016:1538-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91656


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

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.


To 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-SP1-2016-915=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-915=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-915=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-915=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-915=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-915=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91656

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1538-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:X/RC:R

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/09

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

OSVDB: 130651, 130653, 133549, 134096, 134833, 136114, 137962, 137965, 138565, 138566, 138567, 138569, 138570, 138571, 138572, 138926, 138928, 138966