SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:0380-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97015


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


This update for libxml2 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-4658: use-after-free error could lead to crash [bsc#1005544]

- Fix NULL dereference in xpointer.c when in recovery mode [bsc#1014873]

- CVE-2016-9597: An XML document with many opening tags could have caused a overflow of the stack not detected by the recursion limits, allowing for DoS (bsc#1017497).
For CVE-2016-9318 we decided not to ship a fix since it can break existing setups. Please take appropriate actions if you parse untrusted XML files and use the new
-noxxe flag if possible (bnc#1010675, bnc#1013930).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-192=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-192=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-192=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-192=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97015

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0380-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/06

Modified: 2017/02/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4658, CVE-2016-9318, CVE-2016-9597

OSVDB: 144561, 147409, 149220