GLSA-201209-06 : Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-06
(Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XML
file in an application linked against Expat, possibly resulting in a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201209-06.xml

Solution :

All Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/expat-2.1.0_beta3'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these 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: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62287 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36097
37203
52379

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3560
CVE-2009-3720
CVE-2012-0876
CVE-2012-1147
CVE-2012-1148