CentOS 5 : libxml2 (CESA-2014:1885)

2014-11-21T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2014-1885.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards.

A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2, a library providing support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU consumption (denial of service) based on excessive entity substitutions, even if entity substitution was disabled, which is the parser default behavior. (CVE-2014-3660)

All libxml2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2014:1885 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2014:1885 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(79361);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/02 18:48:53");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-3660");
  script_bugtraq_id(70644);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2014:1885");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 : libxml2 (CESA-2014:1885)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated libxml2 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the
implementation of various XML standards.

A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2, a library providing
support to read, modify and write XML and HTML files. A remote
attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when
processed by an application using libxml2, would lead to excessive CPU
consumption (denial of service) based on excessive entity
substitutions, even if entity substitution was disabled, which is the
parser default behavior. (CVE-2014-3660)

All libxml2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop
must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take
effect."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-November/020775.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?23070fd4"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected libxml2 packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libxml2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libxml2-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libxml2-python");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/11/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/11/21");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.25.el5_11")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"libxml2-devel-2.6.26-2.1.25.el5_11")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.25.el5_11")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");