Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that Expat computed hash values without restricting
the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably. If a user or
application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted
XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service by consuming
excessive CPU resources. (CVE-2012-0876)
Tim Boddy discovered that Expat did not properly handle memory
reallocation when processing XML files. If a user or application
linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an
attacker could cause a denial of service by consuming excessive memory
resources. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 10.04 LTS, 11.04
and 11.10. (CVE-2012-1148).
Update the affected lib64expat1, libexpat1 and / or libexpat1-udeb
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61485 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52379
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0876CVE-2012-1148
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