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USN-2875-1: libxml2 vulnerabilities

19 January 2016

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




It was 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.

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.

Related notices

  • USN-2834-1: libxml2, libxml2-udeb, python-libxml2, libxml2-doc, libxml2-utils, libxml2-dev