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USN-3504-1: libxml2 vulnerability

5 December 2017

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

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Wei Lei discovered that libxml2 incorrecty handled certain parameter
entities. An attacker could use this issue with specially constructed XML
data to cause libxml2 to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.

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References

Related notices

  • USN-3504-2: python-libxml2, libxml2-utils, libxml2
  • USN-3739-1: python-libxml2, libxml2-utils, python3-libxml2, libxml2-dev, libxml2, libxml2-doc, libxml2-udeb