Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : python-xml vulnerabilities (USN-890-4)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44323

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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the corresponding updates for PyXML.

Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash.
(CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3720)

It was discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-3560).

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/890-4/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44323

File Name: ubuntu_USN-890-4.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/27/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-xml, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.4-xml, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xbel, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xbel-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720

BID: 36097, 37203

CWE: 119, 264

USN: 890-4