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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59238 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2921