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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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