FreeBSD : expat2 -- Fix extraction of namespace prefixes from XML names (c5bd8a25-99a6-11e9-a598-f079596b62f9)

High Nessus Plugin ID 128887


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


expat project reports :

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


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128887

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c5bd8a2599a611e9a598f079596b62f9.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2019/09/17

Updated: 2019/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/19