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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4132-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4132-2
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4132-2 - USN-4132-1 fixed a vulnerability in Expat. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM. It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain XML files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-15903
MD5 | 9c23654ff86d53c09a037d77e4ab584a

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4132-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4132-2
September 12, 2019

expat vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Expat could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
a specially crafted XML file.

Software Description:
- expat: XML parsing C library

Details:

USN-4132-1 fixed a vulnerability in Expat. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain XML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
lib64expat1 2.1.0-4ubuntu1.4+esm2
libexpat1 2.1.0-4ubuntu1.4+esm2

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
lib64expat1 2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.7
libexpat1 2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4132-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4132-1
CVE-2019-15903

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