Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1587-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62366
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJuri Aedla discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain memory operations. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2 package.