GLSA-201701-37 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96541


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96541

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-37.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/17

Modified: 2017/01/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/16

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