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USN-1817-1: libxml2 vulnerability

7 May 2013

libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.




It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory management when
parsing certain XML files. An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04

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