FreeBSD : expat2 -- buffer over-read and crash (e9fca207-e399-11de-881e-001aa0166822)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

CVE reports :

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0424e05b

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43038 (freebsd_pkg_e9fca207e39911de881e001aa0166822.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3560

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