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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated 4Suite package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The 4Suite package contains XML-related tools and libraries for
Python, including 4DOM, 4XSLT, 4XPath, 4RDF, and 4XPointer.
A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way 4Suite's XML parser
handles malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A
specially crafted XML file could cause applications using the 4Suite
library to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3720)
Note: In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, this flaw only affects a
non-default configuration of the 4Suite package: configurations where
the beta version of the cDomlette module is enabled.
All 4Suite users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
the updated package, applications using the 4Suite XML-related tools
and libraries must be restarted for the update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected 4Suite package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 42456 ()
Bugtraq ID: 36097
CVE ID: CVE-2009-3720
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