Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libxml2 vulnerabilities (USN-815-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 40576
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle root XML document element DTD definitions. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could cause the application linked against libxml2 to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-2414)

It was discovered that libxml2 did not correctly parse Notation and Enumeration attribute types. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could cause the application linked against libxml2 to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-2416)

USN-644-1 fixed a vulnerability in libxml2. This advisory provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 9.04.

It was discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle long entity names. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted XML document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges or cause the application linked against libxml2 to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3529).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/815-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40576

File Name: ubuntu_USN-815-1.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-libxml2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-libxml2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-libxml2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3529, CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416

BID: 31126, 36010

USN: 815-1

CWE: 119, 399