Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : expat vulnerabilities (USN-3010-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Expat unexpectedly called srand in certain
circumstances. This could reduce the security of calling applications.
(CVE-2012-6702)

It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled seeding the random
number generator. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-5300).

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.

Solution :

Update the affected lib64expat1 and / or libexpat1 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91726 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6702
CVE-2016-5300

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