[USN-3356-2] Expat vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Jul 19 18:27:48 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3356-2
July 19, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Expat could be made to hang if it received specially crafted input.
- expat: XML parsing C library
USN-3356-1 fix a vulnerability in Expat. This update provides
the corresponding udpate for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain external
entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Expat to hang, resulting in 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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