Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : libyaml-libyaml-perl vulnerabilities (USN-2161-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Florian Weimer discovered that libyaml-libyaml-perl incorrectly
handled certain large YAML documents. An attacker could use this issue
to cause libyaml-libyaml-perl to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-6393)

Ivan Fratric discovered that libyaml-libyaml-perl incorrectly handled
certain malformed YAML documents. An attacker could use this issue to
cause libyaml-libyaml-perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-2525).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libyaml-libyaml-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73329 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6393
CVE-2014-2525

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