OracleVM 3.2 : libxml2 (OVMSA-2016-0063)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91745

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected libxml2 / libxml2-python packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/oraclevm-errata/2016-June/000484.html

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

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

CVSS v2

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