Fedora 10 : expat-2.0.1-8.fc10 (2009-12690)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

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-2009-3560)

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=533174
http://www.nessus.org/u?f6f96b2a

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: 43012 (fedora_2009-12690.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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

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