USN-3739-2: libxml2 vulnerabilities

14 August 2018

Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.

Releases

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

USN-3739-1 fixed a vulnerability in libxml2. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04.

Original advisory details:

Matias Brutti discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2016-9318)

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-14404)

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.