Scientific Linux Security Update : expat on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-3720 expat: buffer over-read and crash on XML with malformed
UTF-8 sequences

CVE-2009-3560 expat: buffer over-read and crash in big2_toUtf8() on
XML with malformed UTF-8 sequences

Two buffer over-read flaws were found in the way Expat handled
malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A
specially-crafted XML file could cause applications using Expat to
crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720)

After installing the updated packages, applications using the Expat
library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?43d0e3ad

Solution :

Update the affected expat and / or expat-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60701 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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