[USN-1904-1] libxml2 vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jul 15 13:23:48 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1904-1
July 15, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.
- libxml2: GNOME XML library
It was discovered that libxml2 would load XML external entities by default.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
document, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files or
cause resource consumption. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2013-0339)
It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled documents that end
abruptly. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-2877)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.
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