Fedora 29 : expat (2019-672ae0f060)

high Nessus Plugin ID 129511



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update of `expat` fixes the following security issue :

- **CVE-2019-15903** -- Fix heap overflow triggered by `XML_GetCurrentLineNumber` (or `XML_GetCurrentColumnNumber`), and deny internal entities closing the doctype

The following bug fixes are also included :

- Fix cases where `XML_StopParser` did not have any effect when called from inside of an end element handler

- xmlwf: Fix exit code for operation without '`-d DIRECTORY`' previously, only '`-d DIRECTORY`' would give you a proper exit code

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


Update the affected expat package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129511

File Name: fedora_2019-672ae0f060.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/2/2019

Updated: 12/23/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:expat, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:29

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15903