GLSA-201701-37 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96541
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-37 (libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted XML document, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All libxml2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.4-r1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96541

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-37.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 1/17/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

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:gentoo:linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1819, CVE-2015-5312, CVE-2015-7497, CVE-2015-7498, CVE-2015-7499, CVE-2015-7500, CVE-2015-7941, CVE-2015-7942, CVE-2015-8035, CVE-2015-8242, CVE-2015-8806, CVE-2016-1836, CVE-2016-1838, CVE-2016-1839, CVE-2016-1840, CVE-2016-2073, CVE-2016-3627, CVE-2016-3705, CVE-2016-4483, CVE-2016-4658, CVE-2016-5131

GLSA: 201701-37