USN-4274-1: libxml2 vulnerabilities

10 February 2020

Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.

Releases

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-19956, CVE-2020-7595)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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