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Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2023 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.UBUNTU_USN-3513-1.NASL
HistoryDec 14, 2017 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-3513-1)

2017-12-1400:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2023 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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It was discovered that libxml2 incorrecty handled certain files. An attacker could use this issue with specially constructed XML data to cause libxml2 to consume resources, leading to 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-3513-1. 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(105254);
  script_version("3.11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2023/10/20");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-15412");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3513-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-3513-1)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"It was discovered that libxml2 incorrecty handled certain files. An
attacker could use this issue with specially constructed XML data to
cause libxml2 to consume resources, leading to 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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-3513-1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2017-15412");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/08/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/12/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/12/14");

  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:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-dev");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-udeb");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxml2-utils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-libxml2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2023 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

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

  exit(0);
}

include('debian_package.inc');

if ( ! get_kb_item('Host/local_checks_enabled') ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
var os_release = get_kb_item('Host/Ubuntu/release');
if ( isnull(os_release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu');
os_release = chomp(os_release);
if (! ('14.04' >< os_release || '16.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04', 'Ubuntu ' + os_release);
if ( ! get_kb_item('Host/Debian/dpkg-l') ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

var cpu = get_kb_item('Host/cpu');
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ('x86_64' >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && 's390' >!< cpu && 'aarch64' >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, 'Ubuntu', cpu);

var pkgs = [
    {'osver': '14.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2', 'pkgver': '2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.12'},
    {'osver': '14.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2-dev', 'pkgver': '2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.12'},
    {'osver': '14.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2-udeb', 'pkgver': '2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.12'},
    {'osver': '14.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2-utils', 'pkgver': '2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.12'},
    {'osver': '14.04', 'pkgname': 'python-libxml2', 'pkgver': '2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.12'},
    {'osver': '16.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2', 'pkgver': '2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.5'},
    {'osver': '16.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2-dev', 'pkgver': '2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.5'},
    {'osver': '16.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2-udeb', 'pkgver': '2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.5'},
    {'osver': '16.04', 'pkgname': 'libxml2-utils', 'pkgver': '2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.5'},
    {'osver': '16.04', 'pkgname': 'python-libxml2', 'pkgver': '2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.5'}
];

var flag = 0;
foreach package_array ( pkgs ) {
  var osver = NULL;
  var pkgname = NULL;
  var pkgver = NULL;
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['osver'])) osver = package_array['osver'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['pkgname'])) pkgname = package_array['pkgname'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['pkgver'])) pkgver = package_array['pkgver'];
  if (osver && pkgname && pkgver) {
    if (ubuntu_check(osver:osver, pkgname:pkgname, pkgver:pkgver)) flag++;
  }
}

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  var tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, 'libxml2 / libxml2-dev / libxml2-udeb / libxml2-utils / etc');
}
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