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Ubuntu alert USN-2098-1 (libyaml)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-2098-1] LibYAML vulnerability
Date:  Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:49:37 -0500
Message-ID:  <>

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2098-1 February 04, 2014 libyaml vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 13.10 - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Summary: LibYAML could be made to crash or run programs if it opened specially crafted yaml document. Software Description: - libyaml: Fast YAML 1.1 parser and emitter library Details: Florian Weimer discovered that LibYAML incorrectly handled certain large yaml documents. An attacker could use this issue to cause LibYAML to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 13.10: libyaml-0-2 0.1.4-2ubuntu0.13.10.1 Ubuntu 12.10: libyaml-0-2 0.1.4-2ubuntu0.12.10.1 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libyaml-0-2 0.1.4-2ubuntu0.12.04.1 After a standard system update you need to restart applications using LibYAML to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-6393 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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