Ubuntu 2726-1: Expat vulnerability

    Date31 Aug 2015
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Expat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2726-1
    August 31, 2015
    expat vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Expat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - expat: XML parsing C library
    It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a
    user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a
    crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly
    execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      lib64expat1                     2.1.0-6ubuntu1.1
      libexpat1                       2.1.0-6ubuntu1.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      lib64expat1                     2.1.0-4ubuntu1.1
      libexpat1                       2.1.0-4ubuntu1.1
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      lib64expat1                     2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.2
      libexpat1                       2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.2
    After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications linked
    against Expat to effect the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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