EulerOS 2.0 SP9 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2021-2548)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 153711
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Synopsis

The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.

Description

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

- expat 2.1.0 and earlier does not properly handle entities expansion unless an application developer uses the XML_SetEntityDeclHandler function, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption), send HTTP requests to intranet servers, or read arbitrary files via a crafted XML document, aka an XML External Entity (XXE) issue. NOTE: it could be argued that because expat already provides the ability to disable external entity expansion, the responsibility for resolving this issue lies with application developers; according to this argument, this entry should be REJECTed, and each affected application would need its own CVE. (CVE-2013-0340)

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?ca9e43ae

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 153711

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2021-2548.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 9/27/2021

Updated: 9/27/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-0340

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:expat, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

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

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0340