USN-4132-1: Expat vulnerability

12 September 2019

Expat could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted XML file.



  • expat - XML parsing C library


It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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


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