Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1376-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Juraj Somorovsky discovered that libxml2 was vulnerable to hash table
collisions. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were
tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could
cause a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58145 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52107

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0841