Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-569-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Brad Fitzpatrick discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle
certain UTF-8 sequences. If a remote attacker were able to trick a
user or automated system into processing a specially crafted XML
document, the application linked against libxml2 could enter an
infinite loop, leading to a denial of service via CPU resource
consumption.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29979 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6284