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.
Andreas Solberg discovered that libxml2 did not handle recursive
entities safely. If an application linked against libxml2 were made to
process a specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could
exhaust the system's CPU resources, leading to a denial of service.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 34094 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3281