OracleVM 3.2 : libxml2 (OVMSA-2016-0063)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91745


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


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Add libxml2-enterprise.patch

- Replaced doc/redhat.gif in tarball with updated image

- CVE-2014-3660 denial of service via recursive entity expansion (rhbz#1161841)

- fixed one regexp bug and added a (rhbz#922450)

- Another small change on the algorithm for the elimination of epsilon (rhbz#922450)

- detect and stop excessive entities expansion upon replacement (rhbz#912573)

- fix validation issues with some XSD (rhbz#877348)

- xmlDOMWrapCloneNode discards namespace of the node parameter (rhbz#884707)


Update the affected libxml2 / libxml2-python packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91745

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0063.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 6/22/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:libxml2-python, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/21/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3660

BID: 70644