Ubuntu 1782-1: libxml2 vulnerability

    Date 28 Mar 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    libxml2 could be made to hang if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1782-1
    March 28, 2013
    
    libxml2 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libxml2 could be made to hang if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - libxml2: GNOME XML library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled XML entity expansion.
    An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2 to consume large amounts
    of resources, resulting in a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      libxml2                         2.8.0+dfsg1-5ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libxml2                         2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.4
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      libxml2                         2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.6
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libxml2                         2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.8
    
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      libxml2                         2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.12
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1782-1
      CVE-2013-0338
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.8.0+dfsg1-5ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.6
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.12
    
    
    

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