USN-3513-2: libxml2 vulnerability

13 December 2017

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



  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library


USN-3513-1 fixed a vulnerability in libxml2. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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