Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1153-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Chris Evans discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory
allocation. 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 libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55168 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48056

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1944