Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
USN-2214-1 fixed vulnerabilities in libxml2. The upstream fix
introduced a regression when using xmllint with the --postvalid
option. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
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: 74420 ()
Bugtraq ID: 67233