Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1376-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58145

Synopsis

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

Description

Juraj Somorovsky discovered that libxml2 was vulnerable to hash table collisions. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libxml2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1376-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58145

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1376-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/28/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-: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: 2/27/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0841

BID: 52107

USN: 1376-1