Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : libxml2 vulnerabilities (USN-2875-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 88019
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain malformed documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxml2 package.