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USN-5674-1: XML Security Library vulnerability

13 October 2022

XML Security Library could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • xmlsec1 - XML security command line processor


It was discovered that XML Security Library incorrectly handled certain
input documents. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive information or cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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