openSUSE Security Update : expat (openSUSE-2017-993)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 102946

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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This update for expat fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-9063: Possible integer overflow to fix inside XML_Parse leading to unexpected behaviour (bsc#1047240)

- CVE-2017-9233: External Entity Vulnerability could lead to denial of service (bsc#1047236)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected expat packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1047236

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1047240

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 102946

File Name: openSUSE-2017-993.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/5/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:opensuse:42.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:novell:opensuse:42.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:expat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:expat-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:expat-debuginfo-32bit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:expat-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:libexpat-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:libexpat-devel-32bit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-32bit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-debuginfo-32bit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9063, CVE-2017-9233