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This update for expat fixes the following security issues :
- CVE-2012-6702: Expat, when used in a parser that has not
called XML_SetHashSalt or passed it a seed of 0, made it
easier for context-dependent attackers to defeat
cryptographic protection mechanisms via vectors
involving use of the srand function. (bsc#983215)
- CVE-2016-5300: The XML parser in Expat did not use
sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which
allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of
service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an
XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of
an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876. (bsc#983216)
This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.
See also :
Update the affected expat packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8