EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1758)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126934

Synopsis

The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.

Description

According to the version of the expat packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- In libexpat in Expat before 2.2.7, XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons could make the XML parser consume a high amount of RAM and CPU resources while processing (enough to be usable for denial-of-service attacks).(CVE-2018-20843)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected expat package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d245ee94

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126934

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1758.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2019/07/23

Updated: 2019/07/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:expat, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:expat-devel, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20843