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USN-3921-1: XMLTooling vulnerability

26 March 2019

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



  • xmltooling - C++ XML parsing library with encryption support


It was discovered that XMLTooling incorrectly handled certain XML files with
invalid data. An attacker could use this issue to cause XMLTooling to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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