USN-1376-1: libxml2 vulnerability
27 February 2012
libxml2 could be made to cause a denial of service by consuming excessive CPU resources.
- libxml2 - GNOME XML library
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.