CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : expat (CESA-2009:1625)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43031
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated expat packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

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

Expat is a C library written by James Clark for parsing XML documents.

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)

All expat users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, applications using the Expat library must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected expat packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8744f312

http://www.nessus.org/u?68ed2b40

http://www.nessus.org/u?24c09d77

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb67ae23

http://www.nessus.org/u?701b2631

http://www.nessus.org/u?16f3af29

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43031

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-1625.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/8/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

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:centos:centos:expat, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:expat-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/17/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2009

Reference Information

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

BID: 36097, 37203

RHSA: 2009:1625

CWE: 119