FreeBSD : expat -- denial of service vulnerability on malformed input (57b3aba7-1e25-11e6-8dd3-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Gustavo Grieco reports :

The Expat XML parser mishandles certain kinds of malformed input
documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error
reporting. The overflows can manifest as a segmentation fault or as
memory corruption during a parse operation. The bugs allow for a
denial of service attack in many applications by an unauthenticated
attacker, and could conceivably result in remote code execution.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91267 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0718

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