Fedora 12 : expat-2.0.1-8.fc12 (2009-12737)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

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
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=533174
http://www.nessus.org/u?765c53f5

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43014 (fedora_2009-12737.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36097

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

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