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

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

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