Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1016-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Bui Quang Minh discovered that libxml2 did not properly process XPath
namespaces and attributes. If an application using libxml2 opened a
specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service or possibly execute code as the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50560 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4008