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) 2012-2013 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
code.

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63165 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56684

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134