USN-3739-2: libxml2 vulnerabilities
14 August 2018
Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.
- libxml2 - GNOME XML library
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.
It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
- libxml2 - 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.21
- libxml2-utils - 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.21
- python-libxml2 - 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.21
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.