Ubuntu 1782-1: libxml2 vulnerability

    Date 28 Mar 2013
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    libxml2 could be made to hang if it received specially crafted input.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1782-1
    March 28, 2013
    libxml2 vulnerability
    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
    libxml2 could be made to hang if it received specially crafted input.
    Software Description:
    - libxml2: GNOME XML library
    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.
    Package Information:

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