RHEL 3 / 4 : 4Suite (RHSA-2009:1572)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42456


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated 4Suite package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The 4Suite package contains XML-related tools and libraries for Python, including 4DOM, 4XSLT, 4XPath, 4RDF, and 4XPointer.

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way 4Suite's XML parser handles malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A specially crafted XML file could cause applications using the 4Suite library to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3720)

Note: In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, this flaw only affects a non-default configuration of the 4Suite package: configurations where the beta version of the cDomlette module is enabled.

All 4Suite users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated package, applications using the 4Suite XML-related tools and libraries must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected 4Suite package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42456

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1572.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/11

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:4Suite, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3720

BID: 36097

OSVDB: 59737

RHSA: 2009:1572