Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Gustavo Grieco discovered that Expat incorrectly handled malformed XML
data. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into
opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718).
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 lib64expat1 and / or libexpat1 packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : false