Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : tidy vulnerabilities (USN-2695-1)

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 :

Fernando Munoz discovered that HTML Tidy incorrectly handled memory.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially
crafted data, applications linked against HTML Tidy could be made to
crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

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 libtidy-0.99-0 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85123 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5522

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