[USN-4132-2] Expat vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Sep 12 20:00:50 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4132-2
September 12, 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 expose sensitive information if it received
a specially crafted XML file.
- expat: XML parsing C library
USN-4132-1 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 expose sensitive information.
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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