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

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 :

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).

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