FreeBSD : expat -- multiple vulnerabilities (e375ff3f-7fec-11e8-8088-28d244aee256)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110934


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Mitre reports :

An integer overflow during the parsing of XML using the Expat library.

XML External Entity vulnerability in libexpat 2.2.0 and earlier (Expat XML Parser Library) allows attackers to put the parser in an infinite loop using a malformed external entity definition from an external DTD.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110934

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e375ff3f7fec11e8808828d244aee256.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 2018/07/06

Updated: 2019/10/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:expat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libwww, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/27

Reference Information

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