Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : raptor2 vulnerability (USN-1901-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67206


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


Timothy D. Morgan discovered that Raptor would unconditionally load XML external entities. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document in an application linked against Raptor, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files on the user's system or potentially 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.


Update the affected libraptor2-0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67206

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1901-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/09

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraptor2-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0037

BID: 52681

OSVDB: 80307

USN: 1901-1