Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-2214-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74035
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDaniel Berrange discovered that libxml2 would incorrectly perform entity substitution even when requested not to. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2 package.