Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1153-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 55168
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionChris Evans discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory allocation. 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 libxml2 package.