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USN-5548-1: libxml2 vulnerability

4 August 2022

libxml2 could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted file.




It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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