Scientific Linux Security Update : PyXML on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way PyXML's Expat parser
handled malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A
specially crafted XML file could cause Python applications using
PyXML's Expat parser to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3720)

This update makes PyXML use the system Expat library rather than its
own internal copy; therefore, users must install the December 2009
expat security update, together with this PyXML update to resolve the
CVE-2009-3720 issue.

After installing this update along with the December 2009 expat
security update, applications using the PyXML library must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected PyXML package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60713 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3720

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