Scientific Linux Security Update : expat on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c4b4b555

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95867 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0718

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