USN-4040-2: Expat vulnerability
26 June 2019
Expat could be made to consume a high amount of RAM and CPU resources if it received a specially crafted XML file.
- expat - XML parsing C library
USN-4040-1 fixed a vulnerability in expat. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain XML 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:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-4040-1: expat, libexpat1-udeb, lib64expat1-dev, libexpat1, libexpat1-dev, lib64expat1