[USN-4040-2] Expat vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Jun 26 20:06:44 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4040-2
June 26, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Expat could be made to consume a high amount of RAM and CPU
resources if it received a specially crafted XML file.
- expat: XML parsing C library
USN-4040-1 fixed a vulnerability in expat. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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