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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way PyXML's Expat parser
handled malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A
specially-crafted XML file could cause Python applications using
PyXML's Expat parser to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3720)

This update makes PyXML use the system Expat library rather than its
own internal copy
therefore, users must install the December 2009
expat security update, together with this PyXML update to resolve the
CVE-2009-3720 issue.

After installing this update along with the December 2009 expat
security update, applications using the PyXML library must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9866fdba

Solution :

Update the affected PyXML package.

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: 60713 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3720