Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1656-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libxml2 had a heap-based buffer underflow when
parsing entities. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted XML document, applications linked
against libxml2 could be made to crash or possibly execute arbitrary

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: 63165 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56684

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134