USN-1784-1: libxslt vulnerability

02 April 2013

Applications using libxslt could be made to crash if they processed a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • libxslt - XSLT processing library

Details

Nicholas Gregoire discovered that libxslt incorrectly handled certain empty
values. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted XSLT document, a remote attacker could cause libxslt to
crash, causing a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References