Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : expat (MDVSA-2012:041)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58506


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A memory leak and a hash table collision flaw in expat could cause denial os service (DoS) attacks (CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1148).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58506

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-041.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 3/28/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64expat-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64expat-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64expat1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64expat1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libexpat-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libexpat-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libexpat1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libexpat1-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1148

BID: 52379

MDVSA: 2012:041