Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : expat vulnerabilities (USN-890-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44108 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35958
36097
37203

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2625
CVE-2009-3560
CVE-2009-3720