[USN-3513-2] libxml2 vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Dec 13 14:58:56 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3513-2
December 13, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libxml2 could be made to crash or run arbitrary code if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- libxml2: GNOME XML library
USN-3513-1 fixed a vulnerability in libxml2. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
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