Ubuntu 13.04 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1817-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 66346
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory management when parsing certain XML files. An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected libxml2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1817-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66346

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1817-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/8/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1969

BID: 59265

USN: 1817-1