Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 29979 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-6284