Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1447-1)

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 :

Juri Aedla discovered that libxml2 contained an off by one error in
its XPointer functionality. If a user or application linked against
libxml2 were tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an
attacker could cause the application to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59225 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53540

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3102