Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : expat (ELSA-2016-2824)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2824 :

An update for expat is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Expat is a C library for parsing XML documents.

Security Fix(es) :

* An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Expat processed
certain input. A remote attacker could send specially crafted XML
that, when parsed by an application using the Expat library, would
cause that application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
with the permission of the user running the application.
(CVE-2016-0718)

Red Hat would like to thank Gustavo Grieco for reporting this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-November/006539.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-November/006540.html

Solution :

Update the affected expat packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95379 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0718

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