Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libxml2 vulnerabilities (USN-815-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle root XML
document element DTD definitions. If a user were tricked into
processing a specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could
cause the application linked against libxml2 to crash, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2009-2414)

It was discovered that libxml2 did not correctly parse Notation and
Enumeration attribute types. If a user were tricked into processing a
specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could cause the
application linked against libxml2 to crash, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2009-2416)

USN-644-1 fixed a vulnerability in libxml2. This advisory provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 9.04.

It was discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle long entity
names. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted XML
document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges or cause the application linked against libxml2 to crash,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3529).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40576 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31126
36010

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3529
CVE-2009-2414
CVE-2009-2416