USN-2214-3: libxml2 regression
17 June 2014
USN-2214-1 introduced a regression in libxml2.
- libxml2 - GNOME XML library
USN-2214-1 fixed vulnerabilities in libxml2. The upstream fix introduced a
number of regressions. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
Daniel Berrange discovered that libxml2 would incorrectly perform entity
substitution even when requested not to. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could
possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.