Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-2214-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Daniel Berrange discovered that libxml2 would incorrectly perform
entity substitution even when requested not to. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an
attacker could possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a
denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected libxml2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74035 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67233

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0191