Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1782-1)

2013-03-29T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1782-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2 to consume large amounts of resources, resulting in a denial of service.

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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1782-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(65730);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 13:19:07");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-0338");
  script_bugtraq_id(58180);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1782-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1782-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled XML entity
expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2 to consume
large amounts of resources, resulting in a denial of service.

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."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://usn.ubuntu.com/1782-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected libxml2 package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/03/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/03/29");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! ereg(pattern:"^(8\.04|10\.04|11\.10|12\.04|12\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 8.04 / 10.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 / 12.10", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Ubuntu", cpu);

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"libxml2", pkgver:"2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.12")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"10.04", pkgname:"libxml2", pkgver:"2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.8")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"libxml2", pkgver:"2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.6")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"libxml2", pkgver:"2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.10", pkgname:"libxml2", pkgver:"2.8.0+dfsg1-5ubuntu2.2")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "libxml2");
}