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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1334-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1334-1
Posted Jan 19, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1334-1 - It was discovered that libxml2 contained an off by one error. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. It was discovered that libxml2 is vulnerable to double-free conditions when parsing certain XML documents. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919
MD5 | d35688e59e6cb186155a63ae04e731e5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1334-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1334-1
January 19, 2012

libxml2 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

Applications using libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs as your
login if they opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- libxml2: GNOME XML library

Details:

It was discovered that libxml2 contained an off by one error. If a user or
application linked against libxml2 were tricked into opening a specially
crafted XML file, an attacker could cause the application to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
the program. (CVE-2011-0216)

It was discovered that libxml2 is vulnerable to double-free conditions
when parsing certain XML documents. This could allow a remote attacker to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834)

It was discovered that libxml2 did not properly detect end of file when
parsing certain XML documents. An attacker could exploit this to crash
applications linked against libxml2. (CVE-2011-3905)

It was discovered that libxml2 did not properly decode entity references
with long names. If a user or application linked against libxml2 were
tricked into opening a specially crafted XML file, an attacker could cause
the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-3919)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10:
libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 11.04:
libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
libxml2 2.7.7.dfsg-4ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libxml2 2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libxml2 2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.7

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1334-1
CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905,
CVE-2011-3919

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.8.dfsg-4ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.8.dfsg-2ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.7.dfsg-4ubuntu0.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.6.31.dfsg-2ubuntu1.7


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