Ubuntu 13.04 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1817-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory management
when parsing certain XML files. An attacker could use this flaw to
cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66346 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59265

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1969