Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1656-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63165
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libxml2 had a heap-based buffer underflow when parsing entities. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted XML document, applications linked against libxml2 could be made to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2 package.