GLSA-201701-21 : Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-21

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96415 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6702
CVE-2013-0340
CVE-2015-1283
CVE-2016-0718
CVE-2016-4472
CVE-2016-5300

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