Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : expat (MDVSA-2009:316-3)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in expat :

The big2_toUtf8 function in lib/xmltok.c in libexpat in Expat 2.0.1,
as used in the XML-Twig module for Perl, allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an XML
document with malformed UTF-8 sequences that trigger a buffer
over-read, related to the doProlog function in lib/xmlparse.c, a
different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2625 and CVE-2009-3720
(CVE-2009-3560).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

This update provides a solution to these vulnerabilities.

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

Update :

The previous (MDVSA-2009:316-2) updates provided packages for
2008.0/2009.0/2009.1/2010.0/mes5 that did not have an increased
release number which prevented the packages from hitting the mirrors.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=566434

Solution :

Update the affected 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 : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43019 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-316.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37203

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3560

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