SuSE 10 Security Update : expat (ZYPP Patch Number 8015)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The following issues have been fixed :

- expat was prone to a hash collision attack that could
lead to excessive CPU usage. (CVE-2012-0876)

- expat didn't close file descriptors in some cases.

- specially crafted XML files could lead to a memory leak.

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8015.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0876

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