Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1447-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59225
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Synopsis

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

Description

Juri Aedla discovered that libxml2 contained an off by one error in its XPointer functionality. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

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Solution

Update the affected libxml2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1447-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59225

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1447-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, 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: 5/21/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3102

BID: 53540

USN: 1447-1