Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : feedparser vulnerability (USN-1449-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that feedparser did not properly sanitize ENTITY
declarations in encoded fields. A remote attacker could exploit this
to cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion.

Solution :

Update the affected python-feedparser and / or python3-feedparser

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59238 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2921