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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN89-1 : libxml vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libxml vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libxml-dev
- libxml1


Description :

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in libxml's FTP
connection and DNS resolution functions. Supplying very long FTP URLs
or IP addresses might result in execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the process using libxml.

This does not affect the core XML parsing code, which is what the
majority of programs use this library for.

Note: The same vulnerability was already fixed for libxml2 in
USN-10-1.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libxml-dev-1.8.17-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libxml1-1.8.17-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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