Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-celementtree (MDVSA-2009:214)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40699


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was found in xmltok_impl.c (expat) that with specially crafted XML could be exploited and lead to a denial of service attack.
Related to CVE-2009-2625 (CVE-2009-3720).

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected python-celementtree package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40699

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-214.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-celementtree, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3720

MDVSA: 2009:214