Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : libxml-libxml-perl vulnerability (USN-2592-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83251


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


Tilmann Haak discovered that XML::LibXML incorrectly handled the expand_entities parameter in certain situations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

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 libxml-libxml-perl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83251

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2592-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/05

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml-libxml-perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3451

BID: 74333

OSVDB: 121370

USN: 2592-1