Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1587-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62366

Synopsis

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

Description

Juri Aedla discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain memory operations. 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.

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 libxml2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1587-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62366

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1587-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/28

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2807

BID: 54718

USN: 1587-1