Debian DSA-4530-1 : expat - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 129108
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, did not properly handled internal entities closing the doctype, potentially resulting in denial of service or information disclosure if a malformed XML file is processed.

Solution

Upgrade the expat packages.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.0-2+deb9u3.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.6-2+deb10u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=939394

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/expat

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/expat

https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/expat

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4530

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129108

File Name: debian_DSA-4530.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/23/2019

Updated: 12/27/2019

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:expat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15903

DSA: 4530