Fedora 30 : expat (2019-18868e1715)
High Nessus Plugin ID 126591
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update includes a fix for a security vulnerability, CVE_2018-20843 :
> Fix extraction of namespace prefixes from XML names; XML names with multiple colons could end up in the wrong namespace, and take a high amount of RAM and CPU resources while processing, opening the door to use for denial-of-service attacks
For more information on the changes in 2.2.7, see the upstream release notes at:
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SolutionUpdate the affected expat package.