USN-4132-2: Expat vulnerability

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expat vulnerability


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

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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