Fedora 16 : expat-2.1.0-1.fc16 (2012-5058)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58924
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update includes expat 2.1.0, which fixes includes a fix for a security issue.
A specially crafted set of keys could trigger hash function collisions, which degrade dictionary performance by changing hash table operations complexity from an expected/average O(1) to the worst case O(n). Reporters were able to find colliding strings efficiently using meet in the middle attack. (CVE-2012-0876)
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SolutionUpdate the affected expat package.