Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the
corresponding updates for the PyExpat module in Python 2.4.
Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat
did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application
linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an
attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash.
It was discovered that Expat did not properly process
malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked
against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file,
an attacker could cause a denial of service via application
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true