USN-1587-1: libxml2 vulnerability

27 September 2012

libxml2 vulnerability

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References