Fedora 11 : expat-2.0.1-6.fc11.1 (2009-10987)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a security vulnerability: A buffer over-read flaw
was found in the way Expat handles 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-2009-3720)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531697
http://www.nessus.org/u?f68b0d36

Solution :

Update the affected expat package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42384 (fedora_2009-10987.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3720

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now