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USN-890-5: XML-RPC for C and C++ vulnerabilities

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http://www.ubuntu.com – Referenced CVEs:  CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720 Description:  =========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-890-5 February 18, 2010 xmlrpc-c vulnerabilities CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 9.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 9.10: libxmlrpc-core-c3 1.06.27-1ubuntu6.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications linked against XML-RPC for C and C++ to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the corresponding updates for XML-RPC for C and C++. Original advisory details: Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3720) It was discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-3560) (Distributions)