Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-1782-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65730
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause libxml2 to consume large amounts of resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2 package.