USN-1656-1: Libxml2 vulnerability
6 December 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
It was discovered that libxml2 had a heap-based buffer underflow
when parsing entities. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted XML document, applications linked against
libxml2 could be made to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.