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[R3] Log Correlation Engine (LCE) 4.8.0 Fixes Third-party Library



The Log Correlation Engine (LCE) uses the third-party Libxml2 library for some XML parsing routines. A vulnerability was found and patched in Libxml2 recently. Tenable has not evaluated this vulnerability beyond acknowledging that user-supplied XML input can be parsed by LCE. As such, the developer team upgraded the library as a precaution without further testing (that is "possibly affected" for mature vulnerability databases!). <doge>Very speed, less risk</doge>!

CVE-2015-8035 - Libxml2 contains an infinite loop condition in the xz_decomp() function in xzlib.c that is triggered when handling xz compressed XML content. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to exhaust available system resources.

Please note that Tenable strongly recommends that LCE be installed on a subnet that is not Internet addressable.


Log Correlation Engine (LCE)

Tenable has released the Log Correlation Engine (LCE) 4.8.0 that address this potential issue. The updated version can be found at:


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