Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : expat vulnerability (USN-3356-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101835
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled certain external entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Expat to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected lib64expat1 and / or libexpat1 packages.