[USN-4274-1] libxml2 vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Feb 10 14:27:13 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4274-1
February 10, 2020

libxml2 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.

Software Description:
- libxml2: GNOME XML library


It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-19956, CVE-2020-7595)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10:
  libxml2                         2.9.4+dfsg1-7ubuntu3.1
  libxml2-utils                   2.9.4+dfsg1-7ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libxml2                         2.9.4+dfsg1-6.1ubuntu1.3
  libxml2-utils                   2.9.4+dfsg1-6.1ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libxml2                         2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.7
  libxml2-utils                   2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.7

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  libxml2                         2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.13+esm1
  libxml2-utils                   2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.13+esm1

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  libxml2                         2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.22
  libxml2-utils                   2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.22

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2019-19956, CVE-2020-7595

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