Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : tidy vulnerabilities (USN-2695-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85123


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


Fernando Munoz discovered that HTML Tidy incorrectly handled memory.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing specially crafted data, applications linked against HTML Tidy could be made to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 libtidy-0.99-0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85123

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2695-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/30

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtidy-0.99-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, 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: 2015/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5522, CVE-2015-5523

OSVDB: 122969

USN: 2695-1