Scientific Linux Security Update : libxml2 on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20160623)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91808
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es) :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 parsed certain crafted XML input. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.
(CVE-2016-1834, CVE-2016-1840)

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in libxml2. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, could cause that application to crash. (CVE-2016-1762, CVE-2016-1833, CVE-2016-1835, CVE-2016-1836, CVE-2016-1837, CVE-2016-1838, CVE-2016-1839, CVE-2016-3627, CVE-2016-3705, CVE-2016-4447, CVE-2016-4448, CVE-2016-4449)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f06629c4

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91808

File Name: sl_20160623_libxml2_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/24/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4448

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libxml2-static, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/23/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1762, CVE-2016-1833, CVE-2016-1834, CVE-2016-1835, CVE-2016-1836, CVE-2016-1837, CVE-2016-1838, CVE-2016-1839, CVE-2016-1840, CVE-2016-3627, CVE-2016-3705, CVE-2016-4447, CVE-2016-4448, CVE-2016-4449