EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.2 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2020-1445)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 135607
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Synopsis

The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

According to the versions of the expat packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- XML External Entity vulnerability in libexpat 2.2.0 and earlier (Expat XML Parser Library) allows attackers to put the parser in an infinite loop using a malformed external entity definition from an external DTD.(CVE-2017-9233)

- An integer overflow during the parsing of XML using the Expat library. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 50.(CVE-2016-9063)

- In libexpat before 2.2.8, crafted XML input could fool the parser into changing from DTD parsing to document parsing too early a consecutive call to XML_GetCurrentLineNumber (or XML_GetCurrentColumnNumber) then resulted in a heap-based buffer over-read.(CVE-2019-15903)

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 packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0e971ba3

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 135607

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2020-1445.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/16/2020

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:expat, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:expat-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:expat-static, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:3.0.2.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9063, CVE-2017-9233, CVE-2019-15903