Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Andreas Solberg discovered that libxml2 did not handle recursive
entities safely. If an application linked against libxml2 were made to
process a specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could
exhaust the system's CPU resources, leading to a denial of service.
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false