openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2017-244)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97116


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected libxml2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97116

File Name: openSUSE-2017-244.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/13

Modified: 2017/02/13

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:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-2-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxml2-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-libxml2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/10

Reference Information

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