Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-2389-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78698

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libxml2 would incorrectly perform entity substitution even when requested not to. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libxml2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2389-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78698

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2389-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/28/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3660

BID: 70644

USN: 2389-1