Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxslt vulnerability (USN-1784-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65786

Synopsis

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

Description

Nicholas Gregoire discovered that libxslt incorrectly handled certain empty values. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted XSLT document, a remote attacker could cause libxslt to crash, causing a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libxslt1.1 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1784-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65786

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1784-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/03

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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:libxslt1.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6139

BID: 58685

USN: 1784-1