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USN-1376-1: libxml2 vulnerability

27 February 2012

libxml2 could be made to cause a denial of service by consuming excessive CPU resources.




Juraj Somorovsky discovered that libxml2 was vulnerable to hash table
collisions. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked
into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.