Ubuntu 1817-1: libxml2 vulnerability

    Date07 May 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1817-1
    May 07, 2013
    
    libxml2 vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    
    Summary:
    
    libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - libxml2: GNOME XML library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory management when
    parsing certain XML files. An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2
    to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or to possibly execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      libxml2                         2.9.0+dfsg1-4ubuntu4.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1817-1
      CVE-2013-1969
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.9.0+dfsg1-4ubuntu4.1
    
    
    
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