USN-2834-1: libxml2 vulnerabilities

14 December 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

Kostya Serebryany discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. 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. (CVE-2015-5312,
CVE-2015-7497, CVE-2015-7498, CVE-2015-7499,CVE-2015-7500)

Hugh Davenport discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. 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. (CVE-2015-8241,
CVE-2015-8242)

Hanno Boeck discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. 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 applied
to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-8317)

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.