Oracle Linux 8 : expat (ELSA-2020-4484)

High Nessus Plugin ID 142796

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2020-4484 advisory.

- 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)

- 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 Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected expat and / or expat-devel packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2020-4484.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142796

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2020-4484.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/11/12

Updated: 2020/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-20843

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:expat-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20843, CVE-2019-15903