USN-1016-1: libxml2 vulnerability
10 November 2010
libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- libxml2 - GNOME XML library
Bui Quang Minh discovered that libxml2 did not properly process XPath
namespaces and attributes. If an application using libxml2 opened a
specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
possibly execute code as the user invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.