Libxml2 Vulnerability Fixed for Five Ubuntu OSes

On September 27th, in a security notice Canonical published details about a libxml2 vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, applications using libxml2 could have been made to crash or run programs if users opened a specially crafted file.

Juri Aedla, the user who discovered the vulnerability,  if a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked in… (read more)

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