Ubuntu 5638-1: Expat vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5638-1
September 26, 2022

expat vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

Expat could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code.

Software Description:
- expat: XML parsing C library

Details:

Rhodri James discovered that Expat incorrectly handled memory when
processing certain malformed XML files. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   expat                               2.1.0-7ubuntu0.16.04.5+esm6
   lib64expat1                     2.1.0-7ubuntu0.16.04.5+esm6
   libexpat1                         2.1.0-7ubuntu0.16.04.5+esm6

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

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5638-1
   CVE-2022-40674

Ubuntu 5638-1: Expat vulnerability

September 26, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM Summary: Expat could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code. Software Description: - expat: XML parsing C library Details: Rhodri James discovered that Expat incorrectly handled memory when processing certain malformed XML files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: expat 2.1.0-7ubuntu0.16.04.5+esm6 lib64expat1 2.1.0-7ubuntu0.16.04.5+esm6 libexpat1 2.1.0-7ubuntu0.16.04.5+esm6 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5638-1

CVE-2022-40674

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5638-1

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