USN-1587-1: libxml2 vulnerability
27 September 2012
Applications using libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if they opened a specially crafted file.
- libxml2 - GNOME XML library
Juri Aedla discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked
into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause the
application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of 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 reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.