Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : libxml2 vulnerabilities (USN-4274-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 133646
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-19956, CVE-2020-7595).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2 and / or libxml2-utils packages.