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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43014


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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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Update the affected expat package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43014

File Name: fedora_2009-12737.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/07

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:expat, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/04

Reference Information

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

BID: 36097

FEDORA: 2009-12737

CWE: 119