Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : libyaml vulnerability (USN-2160-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ivan Fratric discovered that LibYAML incorrectly handled certain
malformed YAML documents. An attacker could use this issue to cause
LibYAML to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libyaml-0-2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73328 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2525