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.
(CVE-2012-1147)

- specially crafted XML files could lead to a memory leak.
(CVE-2012-1148)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0876.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-1147.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-1148.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8015.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0876
CVE-2012-1147
CVE-2012-1148

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