USN-2214-3: libxml2 regression

17 June 2014

USN-2214-1 introduced a regression in libxml2.




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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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