Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : expat (MDVSA-2009:316-3)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43019
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in expat :
The big2_toUtf8 function in lib/xmltok.c in libexpat in Expat 2.0.1, as used in the XML-Twig module for Perl, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an XML document with malformed UTF-8 sequences that trigger a buffer over-read, related to the doProlog function in lib/xmlparse.c, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2625 and CVE-2009-3720 (CVE-2009-3560).
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
This update provides a solution to these vulnerabilities.
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.
The previous (MDVSA-2009:316-2) updates provided packages for 2008.0/2009.0/2009.1/2010.0/mes5 that did not have an increased release number which prevented the packages from hitting the mirrors.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.