Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2875-1
19th January, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libxml2 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
– GNOME XML library
It 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 15.10:
- Ubuntu 15.04:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.