openSUSE Security Update : expat (expat-1490)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42393
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Specially crafted XML documents could make expat run into an enless loop, therefore locking up applications using expat (CVE-2009-3720).


Update the affected expat packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42393

File Name: suse_11_1_expat-091030.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:expat, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/30/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3720