Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-5548-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 163871

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5548-1 advisory.

- Possible cross-site scripting vulnerability in libxml after commit 960f0e2. (CVE-2016-3709)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5548-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 163871

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5548-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/5/2022

Updated: 8/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3709

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-dev:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-utils:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3709

USN: 5548-1