Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libxslt vulnerability (USN-1784-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65786
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionNicholas Gregoire discovered that libxslt incorrectly handled certain empty values. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted XSLT document, a remote attacker could cause libxslt to crash, causing a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxslt1.1 package.