[USN-2726-1] Expat vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Aug 31 17:12:59 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2726-1
August 31, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Expat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- expat: XML parsing C library
It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a
user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a
crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications linked
against Expat to effect the necessary changes.
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