EulerOS 2.0 SP8 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1783)
High Nessus Plugin ID 127020
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAccording 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected expat package.