USN-2812-1: libxml2 vulnerabilities

16 November 2015

Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.

Releases

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

Florian Weimer discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML
data. 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. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-1819)

Michal Zalewski discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML
data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-7941)

Kostya Serebryany discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML
data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-7942)

Gustavo Grieco discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML
data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8035)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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