Ubuntu 4.10 : libxml vulnerabilities (USN-89-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in libxml's FTP
connection and DNS resolution functions. Supplying very long FTP URLs
or IP addresses might result in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process using libxml.

This does not affect the core XML parsing code, which is what the
majority of programs use this library for.

Note: The same vulnerability was already fixed for libxml2 in
USN-10-1.

Solution :

Update the affected libxml-dev and / or libxml1 packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0989