Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : libxml-security-java vulnerability (USN-2028-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70875


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


James Forshaw discovered that Apache XML Security for Java incorrectly validated CanonicalizationMethod parameters. An attacker could use this flaw to spoof XML signatures.

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Update the affected libxml-security-java package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70875

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2028-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/13

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:N/I:P/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml-security-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-: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: 2013/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2172

BID: 60846

USN: 2028-1