RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : expat (RHSA-2009:1625)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43046

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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 and / or expat-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3560

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3720

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1625

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43046

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1625.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/08

Updated: 2018/11/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:expat-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/07

Reference Information

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

BID: 36097, 37203

RHSA: 2009:1625

CWE: 119