libxml2 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- libxml2: GNOME XML library
Chris Evans discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled memory allocation.
If an application using libxml2 opened a specially crafted XML file, an
attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute code as the
user invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.