USN-4696-1: HTMLDOC vulnerability

18 January 2021

HTMLDOC could be made to denial of service if it received a specially crafted HTML file.



  • htmldoc - HTML processor that generates indexed HTML, PS, and PDF


It was discovered that HTMLDOC incorrectly handled certain HTML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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