Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : libhtml-parser-perl vulnerability (USN-855-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Mark Martinec discovered that HTML::Parser incorrectly handled strings
with incomplete entities. An attacker could send specially crafted
input to applications that use HTML::Parser and cause a denial of
service.

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 libhtml-parser-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42408 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3627