This vulnerability is 9 years 6 months and 26 days old and there are presently no exploits available for the it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and while there are presently no publicly known exploits available for it, the vulnerability should be patched within the next three months.
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
- Drew Yao discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle certain corrupt XML documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious XML document, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against libxml2 to enter an infinite loop, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-4225)
- Drew Yao discovered that libxml2 did not correctly handle large memory allocations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a very large XML document, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against libxml2 to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-4226).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.
CVE ReferencesCVE-2008-4225 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-4226 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
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