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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-21
(Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted XML
file, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or
cause a Denial of Service condition. This attack could also be used
against automated systems that arbitrarily process XML files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/expat-2.2.0-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 96415 ()
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