USN-1449-1: feedparser vulnerability
22 May 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Applications using feedparser could be made to crash if they fetched a specially crafted feed.
- feedparser - Universal Feed Parser for Python
It was discovered that feedparser did not properly sanitize ENTITY declarations in encoded fields. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.