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USN-3494-1: XML::LibXML vulnerability

27 November 2017

XML::LibXML could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that XML::LibXML incorrectly handled memory when
processing a replaceChild call. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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