openSUSE Security Update : expat (openSUSE-2017-260)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=983215
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=983216

Solution :

Update the affected expat packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97280 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0876
CVE-2012-6702
CVE-2016-5300

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