FreeBSD : expat2 -- Parser crash with specially formatted UTF-8 sequences (5f030587-e39a-11de-881e-001aa0166822)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43037
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionCVE reports :
The updatePosition function in lib/xmltok_impl.c in libexpat in Expat 2.0.1, as used in Python, PyXML, w3c-libwww, and other software, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an XML document with crafted UTF-8 sequences that trigger a buffer over-read.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.