Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1016-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50560
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionBui Quang Minh discovered that libxml2 did not properly process XPath namespaces and attributes. If an application using libxml2 opened a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute code as the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.