Fedora 12 : expat-2.0.1-8.fc12 (2009-12737)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43014
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Two buffer over-read flaws were found in the way Expat handled malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A specially crafted XML file could cause applications using Expat to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720)

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Solution

Update the affected expat package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531697

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=533174

http://www.nessus.org/u?765c53f5

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43014

File Name: fedora_2009-12737.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:expat, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720

BID: 36097

FEDORA: 2009-12737

CWE: 119