USN-3513-1: libxml2 vulnerability

13 December 2017

libxml2 could be made to crash or run arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-3513-2: python-libxml2, libxml2, libxml2-utils