Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libyaml-libyaml-perl vulnerability (USN-2461-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Stanislaw Pitucha and Jonathan Gray discovered that
libyaml-libyaml-perl did not properly handle wrapped strings. An
attacker could create specially crafted YAML data to trigger an
assert, causing 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.

Solution :

Update the affected libyaml-libyaml-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80473 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71349

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9130

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